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Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China

Star's wounds said not to be life-threatening

Hong Kong actor Simon Yam poses on the red carpet at the Golden Horse Awards in Taipei in 2015.   © AP

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- An unknown assailant stabbed Hong Kong actor Simon Yam on Saturday during a promotional event in mainland China but Yam's injuries were not life-threatening, Chinese state media reported.

A video was posted on China's Twitter-like Weibo service showing a man in a dark vest rushing up to the stage and attacking Yam with a knife in the city of Zhongshan in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.

The China Youth Daily newspaper said on its website that the 64-year old Yam had been taken to hospital for treatment but the injuries to his hands and abdomen were not life-threatening.

Citing a police statement, it said the attacker had not yet been identified, but that Yam appeared to have been a victim of mistaken identity.

Yam won critical acclaim for his role in the Hong Kong crime film "Contact" in 1992 and made his Hollywood debut in "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" in 2003. He is also a film producer.

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