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Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed at event in China

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  • Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam has been stabbed
  • He was attending an event in southern China
  • Police say his injuries are not life-threatening
Actor Simon Yam Tat-wah arrives at the red carpet of the 1st Fundraising Dinner on March 30, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.
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Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam has been stabbed while attending an event in southern China.

Police say his injuries are not life-threatening and a suspect has been detained. The motive is unclear.

His manager Lester Mo says Yam was stabbed in the stomach on Saturday and also had a cut on his right hand. The 64-year-old actor is undergoing what Mo called a minor operation at a hospital in Zhongshan city.

Yam 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." He is also known by his Chinese name Yam Tat-wah.

— Correction: The headline for this article has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Simon Yam.