‘Tomb Raider’ actor Simon Yam stabbed in China
'Tomb Raider' actor Simon Yam stabbed in China
Published on: July 20, 2019 | Last Updated: July 20, 2019 10:26 AM EDT
Actor Simon Yam attends Two Thumbs Up Press Conference during 38 Hong Kong Film Festival 2014 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 25, 2014 in Hong Kong. (Xaume Olleros/Getty Images)
Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the stomach at an event in southern China on Saturday.
The 64-year-old star, who played crime lord Chen Lo opposite Angelina Jolie in the 2003 adventure blockbuster Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, has been hospitalized following the incident at the opening of a new shop in the city of Zhongshan.
However, his manager Lester Mo Gee-man reassured fans his injuries are not life threatening.
“He was stabbed in his stomach and slashed on his arm, but was conscious the entire time,” he told the South China Morning Post. “A preliminary investigation showed his injuries were not critical but the doctors are still deciding whether to operate on him.”
According to the BBC, video posted on Chinese social media site Weibo shows a man rush onto the stage at the event, removing a weapon from his pocket and lashing out at the veteran actor, who tries desperately to move away while holding his stomach.
#Trending! Hong Kong actor #SimonYam attacked by unknown man at media event. Yam walked away bleeding from an apparent stab wound to the abdomen. The attacker was apprehended by police. A representative for Yam tells media that the actor is stable, the wound has been cleaned. pic.twitter.com/tnMEzBgbXV— Trending Weibo (@TrendingWeibo) July 20, 2019
Yam, who is also known by his Chinese name Yam Tat-wah, has appeared in more than 125 movies and 40 television series over the course of his career.