Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed at an event

The 'Tomb Raider' star was stabbed in the stomach while in China, his injuries are not life-threatening

Simon Yam was stabbed on Saturday, July 20, 2019 while attending an event in southern China. AP 
Simon Yam was stabbed on Saturday, July 20, 2019 while attending an event in southern China. AP 

Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the stomach on Saturday, July 20 while attending an event in southern China, with police saying his injuries were not life-threatening. The motive was unclear.

A suspect was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said.

The 64-year-old actor underwent a minor operation at a hospital in Zhongshan city, his manager Lester Mo said.

“He was stabbed in the tummy area and also got a cut on his right hand,” Mo said.

He was still being treated for injuries to the four fingers of his right hand.

Yam, who is also known by his Chinese name Yam Tat-wah, has appeared in more than 125 movies and 40 television series. He played the villain Chen Lo in the 2003 Hollywood film Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

Updated: July 20, 2019 02:29 PM

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