Commercial Radio Hong Kong disc jockey Donald Tong suffered a head injury and a dislocated arm after he was attacked by a taxi driver outside a restaurant in Kowloon City on Monday night, Apple Daily reports.
Tong, 42, was having dinner with two fellow disc jockeys from the radio station, identified as Colin and Jacky, at a restaurant on Hau Wong Road around 9 p.m., when the attack took place.
The three radio program hosts had just sat down at a table for about five to 10 minutes when a man believed to be in his early 20s stormed in.
The man swept their food on the table to the floor before throwing two punches at Jacky in the face. He then walked towards the exit as the three DJs chased him.
The attacker dashed to the trunk of a taxi parked outside the restaurant and took out a bat.
Tong, who was closing in on the man at the time, was hit on the head, after which the man drove off in his taxi.
The three disc jockeys were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by an ambulance, while police reviewed the surveillance video clips from the restaurant and shops nearby.
Tong required two stitches on his head and a cast on his left arm, but he was conscious when he was taken to the hospital.
He later revealed that the attacker is a “mad fan” and some of his colleagues have seen the man before, Ming Pao Daily reported.
Tong has been with Commercial Radio since 1993, having served various positions at the radio station.
He became a popular public figure after partnering with fellow DJ Jim Yan Chi-hong to form a boy-band called “I Love You Boyz”.
DJ Jacky is a co-host of a late night radio program with Tong and Yan at the time being.
Both Jacky and Tong were absent from the show on Monday night.
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