Simon Yam stabbed: Tomb Raider actor attacked at event in China

Actor and producer was speaking at a shop opening when his attacker rushed the stage

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 20 July 2019 11:05
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Veteran Hong kong actor Simon Yam
Veteran Hong kong actor Simon Yam

Hong Kong actor Simon Yam has been stabbed while speaking at an event in southern China.

According to his manager, Lester Mo Gee-man, Yam was stabbed in the stomach but police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

The 64-year-old actor is currently undergoing “a minor operation” at a hospital in Zhongshan city.

“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.

He added: “A preliminary investigation showed his injuries were not critical but the doctors are still deciding whether to operate on him”.

Yam has appeared in more than 125 movies and 40 television series.

His most high-profile Hollywood role came in 2003 Hollywood sequel Lara Croft: Tomb Raider -The Cradle of Life.

Yam was attending the opening of new shop in Zhongshan in the southern province of Guangdong on Saturday when a man rushed the stage and attacked Yam.

Two videos have surfaced on Weibo, China's version of Twitter. One shows Yam clutching his stomach after the attack.

A suspect has been detained, but a motive remains unclear.

Additional reporting by Agencies

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