A man was stabbed several times in the stomach and back during an incident in Margate on Thursday night.
Police were called to a fight, involving two groups of people, opposite the Salvation Army charity shop in Love Lane, Margate, just before 11pm.
The 35-year-old victim, who also suffered a broken leg, was bleeding significantly and paramedics initially treated his injuries as life threatening.
He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital where his condition improved rapidly.
Police cordoned off the scene of the attack and investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 01843 222192.