(HONG KONG) JUST IN: An unknown assailant stabbed actor Simon Yam on Saturday during a promotional event in mainland China but Yam’s injuries were not life-threatening, Chinese state media reported #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – July.20: Hong Kong actor and film producer Simon Yam has been stabbed while speaking on stage at a promotional event in China: The star, who has appeared in numerous award-winning films, was in the city of Zhongshan when the incident happened: Video shared on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, shows a man approach the stage and lunge at the actor before a violent scuffle ensues: Mr Yam’s manager said his client’s injuries were not life-threatening and he had been taken to hospital: “He was stabbed in his stomach and slashed on his arm, but was conscious the entire time,” Lester Mo Gee-man told the South China Morning Post.

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Simon Yam starred in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life

He added: “A preliminary investigation showed his injuries were not critical but the doctors are still deciding whether to operate on him”……..The 64-year-old actor was appearing at the opening of a new shop in Zhongshan in the southern province of Guangdong on Saturday: Video shows a man rush onto the stage and remove a weapon from his pocket: He can then be seen lashing out at Mr Yam, who tries desperately to move away while clutching his stomach: Security guards then rush to intervene and, according to police, the attacker was detained at the scene.

Presentational grey lineIn a second video that has also circulated on social media: Mr Yam can be seen holding his stomach in the aftermath of the attack while asking to be taken to hospital: The actor started his career as a model before starring in a number of critically acclaimed Chinese-language films: He made his Hollywood debut in the 2003 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life in which he played a crime lord.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: July.20: 2019:

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