The sportsman was shocked to see no-one turn up at the event [Photo: Arnold Schwarzenegger/Instagram]

Arnold Schwarzenegger's fitness expo venue was completely ghosted due to growing coronavirus concerns.

The 32nd annual Arnold Sports Festival in Ohio was shut down two days ago.

But despite government action - which forced the venue to close to it's spectator - the former professional bodybuilder, 72, decided to continue with the expo as planned.

He was left very much alone as the 750,000 square-foot hall was eerily empty amid the virus spreading.

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In a video obtained by TMZ, the huge hall was astonishingly bare, even though around 250,000 people were expected to turn up to the respected sporting event.

"There'd usually be around 250,000 people coming through here at the expo," Arnold explained in the clip.

In recent days, the actor uploaded a short video to IGTV and revealed the convention was "postponed" until later on this year - where there is already a planned event.

Arnold thought it was a "wise decision" and said he wanted to "keep people safe and healthy", as well as listening to the mayor, expert scientists and doctor's community - who advised him to shut it off.

"I think it was the right thing to do because we want to keep people safe and we want to keep people healthy.

"We are promoting the health and fitness convention, so to us we are the biggest and the best in the world. But making money is less important than being healthy."

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He added: "We want people to stay healthy and fit, that's what it's all about."

Arnold revealed that the world championship bodybuilding competition will go ahead on Saturday.