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    Hong Kong Actor Stabbed in Stomach on Stage as Shocked Onlookers Watch (Graphic Video)

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    The 64-year-old actor was speaking at a promotional event in Zhongshan in the southern province of Guangdong on Saturday when he was attacked by a knife-wielding man.

    Hong Kong actor and film producer Simon Yam was stabbed in his stomach as he was speaking at the opening of a new shop in Zhongshan.

    A video uploaded to Weibo shows a man coming up on the stage and attacking the actor before security guards intervened and detained the attacker at the scene. 

    According to Yam's manager Lester Mo Gee-man, who was quoted by the South China Morning Post, the actor's injuries were not life-threatening despite being stabbed in the stomach and slashed on his arm, and he was recovering in hospital.  

    ​On Saturday evening Zhongshan police identified the suspect as a 53-year-old local resident surnamed Chen, who they said had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, the South China Morning Post reports. 

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