Andy Lau expresses concern after fans queueing overnight for tickets to his show are attacked

Screengrab via Apple Daily video.
Screengrab via Apple Daily video.

Fans of actor and Cantopop star Andy Lau camping out for tickets for his upcoming tour were attacked on the weekend, including one 58-year-old man who is now recovering from knife wounds in hospital.

The stabbing victim, surnamed Zheng, had set up camp about two weeks ago outside Youth Square in Chai Wan where he was attacked about 4am on Sunday, reported Apple Daily.

According to the newspaper, two men approached Zheng and asked him to leave. When he refused, one of the pair produced a knife and lashed out, leaving him with injuries to his left arm and left ear, which required hospital treatment.

Another man in the queue, who spoke to Apple Daily, said he was also attacked by the pair, prior to their assault on Zheng.

Surnamed Wong, he told the newspaper that he was hit on the back of his head when he refused to leave.

Wong packed up his belongings and left, but returned to Chai Wan with his tent this morning to queue up again, although admitted he was scared after learning about what happened to Zheng and had asked for friends to join him this evening.

Hours after the incident, Lau — who starred in Infernal Affairs and House of Flying Daggers — posted a video on Facebook telling fans that he heard some “incredibly upsetting news” and urged people queueing for tickets to stay safe.

Lau was set to perform last year at the Hong Kong Coliseum, but was forced to cancel after suffering serious injuries during a horse-riding accident while filming a drinks commercial in Thailand, website Asia One reported.

The tour will run from December 15 to January 3 next year. Although tickets won’t be available until next week, priority booking began two weeks ago for Bank of East Asia credit card holders, and tickets have already appeared on third-party websites for several times the face value price.

Tickets cost between HK$380 to HK$980 (US$48 to US$125), but some tickets have been spotted on sites like Viagogo for around ten times the face value price.

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