Shocking moment Arnold Schwarzenegger is drop-kicked from behind while posing for selfies at public event

Olivia Tobin
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Shocking moment Arnold Schwarzenegger is drop-kicked from behind while posing for selfies at public event

Shocking footage has shown Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger being drop-kicked from behind while he poses for selfies with fans.

The 71-year-old was appearing at the fourth annual Arnold Classic Africa event before he was hit, and had been speaking to people in a gymnasium.

In a video, first posted by broadcaster eNCA, a man can be seen making a flying kick into Schwarzenegger’s back, before the actor stumbles forward.

The man is then quickly grabbed by security, as bystanders can be heard gasping in the background.

The actor is pictured outside of the event (AFP/Getty Images)

Reassuring fans afterward, Schwarzenegger posted on Twitter about his condition.

He said: “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 realised I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat."