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‘Tomb Raider’ Actor Simon Yam Stabbed On Stage While Attending Event In China
Yam was on stage when a stranger from the crowd rushed at him with a knife, video shows.
Actor Simon Yam is reportedly in stable condition after being stabbed in the stomach at a speaking engagement over the weekend.
Yam, 64, was attending an event held in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province on Saturday when he was attacked, Page Six reports, citing police. A suspect has since been detained, according to authorities.
Footage of the altercation posted online shows a man approach Yam on stage and then quickly attack him, apparently lunging at him with a weapon, which leads to a brief scuffle. The unnamed man was able to stab Yam in his mid-section before security stepped in and subdued him, according to the Independent.
Yam was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery to treat his stab wound, but the injuries he sustained were not life-threatening, his manager confirmed to the Independent. Yam has since returned to Hong Kong.
“The knife wound to his abdominal area caused minor damage to his internal organs which has been repaired,” a spokesperson for Emperor Entertainment Group, Yam’s management company, told the outlet.
Yam’s right hand was also injured during the scuffle, but he was treated for those injuries as well.
“He is resting and in a stable condition,” their statement continued.
Yam, also known by his full name of Simon Yam Tat-wah, has appeared in a number of American and international films, including 2003’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider — The Cradle of Life.” The Hong Kong native was at Saturday’s event to commemorate the opening of a new store in the area, according to the BBC.