In 1981 Lou Ferrigno was scheduled to be the personal guest of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at a public event. At the last minute Ferrigno's appearance was cancelled by Sadat. A few days later Sadat and 12 others were killed at an annual military parade. Later, it was discovered that the killers had originally wanted to assassinate Sadat at the same event where Ferrigno would have been sitting by President Sadat. Ferrigno thinks that he would have been killed with Sadat if his appearance had not been cancelled.