Viral Video Shows Arnold Schwarzenegger Drop-Kicked While Greeting Fans In South Africa

The Terminator was the victim of a bizarre sneak attack.

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A crazed man attacked Arnold Schwarzenegger with a flying double dropkick to his back, sending The Terminator tumbling at a sports event for school kids in South Africa on Saturday.

A viral video posted to YouTube captured the bizarre assault, showing an unsuspecting Schwarzenegger smiling and taking pictures with fans at the crowded gym.

The former California governor is seen watching a girl skipping rope near him — with absolutely no idea he was about to be assaulted.

The clip shows Schwarzenegger getting kicked and nearly falling down, and a security guard holding his screaming assailant down on the floor.

The NY Post has more details:

Just moments beforehand, the suspect can be seen walking up behind Schwarzenegger, holding up his right arm and waving as if he wants the former bodybuilder’s attention.

A member of the security detail grabs the man by the arm and leads him off camera. But somehow the drop-kicker got past the posse moments later.

But then the 71-year-old lived up to his iconic on-screen line “I”ll be back.”

An unfazed Schwarzenegger reassured those attending his Arnold Classic Africa in Johannesburg that he was fine and continued smiling and shaking hands. 

Following the incident, the actor took to Twitter to let his fans know he was okay.

“Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

Stay safe out there, Ah-nuld.