HONG KONG – Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the abdomen on Saturday (July 20) during a promotional event in the southern Chinese city of Zhongshan, local news outlets reported.
Yam, 64, was speaking on stage as a guest at the event when a man suddenly charged towards him, according to videos of the incident circulating online.
From clips uploaded shortly after the incident, the man can be seen taking a weapon out of his pocket before aiming it towards Yam.
He then lashes out at Yam repeatedly as the actor frantically tries to move away while clutching his abdomen.
A photo shared online shows the attacker being subdued by security officers.
According to the Sina Entertainment portal, a spokesman for the actor said that he remained conscious after the incident. He was taken to hospital and his wound has also been treated.