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Singapore artist Lee Wen out of HK hospital

Singapore artist and Cultural Medallion recipient Lee Wen, who lost consciousness in a university bathroom, was discharged from a Hong Kong hospital on Sunday.

HONG KONG: Singapore artist and Cultural Medallion recipient Lee Wen, who lost consciousness in a university bathroom, was discharged from a Hong Kong hospital on Sunday.

He is in Hong Kong for the Art Basel where his work is being showcased. Art Basel is a huge global event for the international art scene.

Mr Lee lost consciousness in a bathroom at City University after taking part in an art seminar on Saturday night. Police said the incident happened at around 6.40pm.

Mr Lee sustained abrasions on his face.

There has been speculation on social media that Mr Lee had been attacked after he expressed concern about soldier-turned-artist Chen Guang.

Chen Guang was arrested after staging a performance art piece commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident.

Mr Lee reportedly commented on China's law and order and remarked that things have got to change.

Mr Lee had initially told a companion that he thought he was attacked from behind.

However, after filing a report with the police, he was no longer sure whether or not he was attacked or if he simply fell unconscious.

Mr Lee has reportedly been suffering from Parkinson's disease for over five years.

Hong Kong police initially classified the case as an alleged assault but have now changed it to a request for police investigation. 

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