Hong Kong actor, Simon Yam was on stage at a promotional event where a man in the audience attacked him.
Simon Yam, Hong Kong actor and film producer is undergoing surgery after being stabbed while on stage at a presentation in Zhongshan, Guangdong province in southern China.
Yam was invited as a guest at the opening of a branch of the Beijing Easyhome building materials company. When a man was seen rushing on to the stage and lunging at the 64-year-old actor.
The star, who has appeared in a number of Hollywood films including 2003’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, was stabbed in the stomach and slashed on one arm.
His manager Lester Mo Gee-man of Emperor Entertainment said, “The knife wound to his abdominal area caused minor damage to his internal organs which has been repaired.”
“The injuries to his right hand have also been treated. He is resting and in a stable condition,” he added.
Security guards intervened just after the incident. Yam is shown as distressed but conscious throughout. The incidents clip was released on Chinese social media platforms.
Zhongshan police have not identified the attacker. Nor have they indicated his motivation. It is unclear when Yam might be released from the hospital or make the return journey to Hong Kong.