News | Entertainment
20 Nov 2019 17:49
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Arnold Schwarzenegger "is not pressing charges" after an obsessed fan dropkicked him in South Africa

    The 'Terminator' actor was seen in a viral video recording a message to his Snapchat account at the Arnold Classic Africa event in Standton on Saturday (18.05.19), when the "idiot" jumped on his back from behind and knocked him down


    Schwarzenegger admitted he had no idea what had happened to him until he saw the clip online.

    He has since updated his 4.3 million Twitter followers to let them know he won't be involving the police and said he hopes the unidentified male "gets his life on the right track".

    He wrote: "Update: A lot of you have asked, but I’m not pressing charges.

    "I hope this was a wake-up call, and he gets his life on the right track.

    "But I’m moving on and I’d rather focus on the thousands of great athletes I met at @ArnoldSports Africa."

    Schwarzenegger had used the micro-blogging site to reassure his fans that there was "nothing to worry about" after the video surfaced.

    He wrote: "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. (sic)"

    The Hollywood legend also asked his followers not to share the footage and instead support the "hero" young athletes competing at the event, which is named after the 71-year-old star.

    He added: "Do me a favor: instead of sharing the video of the guy who wants to be famous, watch some of our @ArnoldSports athletes like this young hero proving that fitness is for everyone who deserve to be famous. They're on my Snapchat. (sic)"

    He continued "We have 90 sports here in South Africa at the @ArnoldSports, and 24,000 athletes of all ages and abilities inspiring all of us to get off the couch. Let's put this spotlight on them.”

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     20 Nov: Harry Styles joked about a possible One Direction reunion on 'Saturday Night Live'
     20 Nov: Tobias Menzies likes to be "incognito"
     20 Nov: Kaia Gerber bought Pete Davidson a customised confetti cake to celebrate his 26th birthday
     20 Nov: Hannah Jeter went into "hiding" after gaining weight during her first pregnancy
     20 Nov: Ryan Tedder believes there’s “a lot of misinformation” surrounding Taylor Swift’s latest row with Scooter Braun and Big Machine Label Group
     20 Nov: Derek Hough has had emergency surgery to remove his appendix
     20 Nov: Bella Thorne says polyamory is “a really fun experience”
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    New Zealand Rugby's decision to wait until after the World Cup to appoint Steve Hansen's successor grows increasingly flawed, as another possible contender drops out More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A better balance between being fair to public service bosses - and to the taxpayers, who pay their salary More...



     Today's News

    Accident and Emergency:
    KiwiRail has re-opened the section of line at Omoto near Greymouth 17:27

    Entertainment:
    Harry Styles joked about a possible One Direction reunion on 'Saturday Night Live' 17:22

    International:
    This is how most bushfires in Australia start, and how we know 17:17

    Tennis:
    Canada has become the first nation to reach the quarter-finals of tennis' Davis Cup, beating the United States on their 16th attempt 16:57

    Entertainment:
    Tobias Menzies likes to be "incognito" 16:52

    Rugby League:
    The Auckland Tuatara will play on with heavy hearts 16:37

    Law and Order:
    In Hong Kong, violence is the new normal for protesters and police 16:37

    Entertainment:
    Kaia Gerber bought Pete Davidson a customised confetti cake to celebrate his 26th birthday 16:22

    Law and Order:
    A jury has heard today from a witness alleging a Dunedin doctor solicited two teenage girls for sex 16:17

    Education:
    Doping control assistant involved in Sun Yang drug test says he's a builder who was helping old classmate 16:07


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd