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Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed at event in China

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

Hong Kong actor Simon Yam Vincent Yu/AP)
Hong Kong actor Simon Yam Vincent Yu/AP)

Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam has been stabbed while attending an event in southern China.

Police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

A suspect was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said. The motive for the attack remains unclear.

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,” Mr 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.

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