Hong Kong actor stabbed at China event

The banner leading the march reads “Support the young protect Hong Kong” at a protest on July 17

The banner leading the march reads “Support the young protect Hong Kong” at a protest on July 17

A Hong Kong actor was suddenly stabbed in the stomach in front of cameras and a shocked audience after an attacker stormed the stage at a promotional event in mainland China.

An enormously popular Hong Kong actor who has a number of American movie credits - is in the hospital after a man jumped onstage and stabbed him. and the dramatic scene plays out on video.

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

Video shows a man rush onto the stage and remove a weapon from his pocket.

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Yam won critical acclaim for his role in the Hong Kong crime film Contact in 1992 and made his Hollywood debut in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in 2003. The actor and film producer was filmed welcoming some guests on stage and can be seen offering a handshake to a man who suddenly drives a knife into his abdomen. "The injuries to his right hand have also been treated".

A photo shared online shows the attacker was quickly subdued and led away by security officers.

Simon Yam receives hospital treatment after being stabbed.

In a statement issued hours after the stabbing, Yam's management company Emperor Entertainment Group said Yam has undergone minor operations for his injuries on his stomach and on his right hand, and was in a stable condition.

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