Arnold Schwarzenegger has had his first dose of coronavirus vaccine – and celebrated the moment by slipping in two lines from his film career.
The 73-year-old posted a Twitter video of himself getting a shot in his right bicep at the drive-through site at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
“Today was a good day,” he wrote. “I have never been happier to wait in a line. If you’re eligible, join me and sign up to get your vaccine.”
He added: “Come with me if you want to live!” – a widely known catchphrase from the Terminator franchise.
“Put that needle down,” he goes on to jest in the video clip, dropping a semi-quote from one of his lesser-known films Jingle All The Way, before thanking the technician who administered the jab.
In the 1996 movie, Schwarzenegger screams at a neighbour eating his wife’s cookies: “Put that cookie down now!”
After receiving the COVID vaccine, the Hollywood star then turned and winked at the camera and added: “Alright, I just got my vaccine, and I will recommend it to anyone and everyone.”
“Come with me if you want to live!” he reasserted.
He also revealed that LA mayor Eric Garcetti personally checked in the former California governor for the jab.
“Thanks for checking me in at @Dodgers Stadium, @MayorOfLA! What a crazy surprise,” he tweeted.
Schwarzenegger is not the only celebrity to share his experience of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, actresses Dame Judi Dench and Dame Joan Collins, Australian performer Barry Humphries, Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith and Lord Of The Rings actor Sir Ian McKellen are some of the first celebrities to receive a coronavirus jab.
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