Hong Kong actor and film producer Simon Yam has been stabbed on the stage by unidentified assailant on Saturday during a promotional event in mainland China but Yam’s injuries were not life-threatening, Chinese state media reported.
A video was posted on China’s Twitter-like Weibo service showing a man in a dark vest rushing up to the stage and attacking Yam with a knife in the city of Zhongshan in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.
Security guards instantly rushed to intervene and, according to police, the attacker was detained at the scene.
The China Youth Daily newspaper said on its website that the 64-year old Yam had immediately rushed to hospital for treatment but the injuries to his hands and abdomen were not life-threatening.
Citing a police statement, it said the attacker had not yet been identified, but that Yam appeared to have been a victim of mistaken identity.
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. He is also a film produce.