Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life star Simon Yam stabbed on stage

Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life star Simon Yam was stabbed in the stomach while speaking on stage at a promo event in China.

The 64-year-old is currently recovering in hospital after the shocking incident, in which he received knife wounds to the stomach when a man lunged at him on stage.

In a video which began circulating on the Chinese social networking site Weibo, Yam could be seen speaking on stage at the opening of a shop in Zhongshan in the southern province of Guangdong on Saturday, when a man calmly approached the stage.

The attacker then lunged at the Hong Kong actor, stabbing him in the stomach, before a scuffle broke out and Yam tried to get away.

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In another video, Yam is seen being removed from the scene holding his stomach, and asking to be taken to the hospital.

Yam’s manager Lester Mo Gee-man confirmed the actor and film producer had been taken to hospital, and that his injuries were not life-threatening.

He told the South China Morning Post: ‘He was stabbed in his stomach and slashed on his arm, but was conscious the entire time.

‘A preliminary investigation showed his injuries were not critical but the doctors are still deciding whether to operate on him.’

Yam’s attacker was detained at the scene.

Yam has been acting since the mid-70s, but gained critical acclaim for his role in Full Contact in 1992 opposite Chow Yun-fat.

He went on to star in Future Cops, The Black Panther Warriors and Young And Dangerous, while he starred alongside Angelina Jolie in 2003’s Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life.

Yam has one daughter, Ella, with his wife of 22 years, model Sophia Kao, also known as Qi Qi.

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