Gavin DeGraw attacked, hit by taxi

Pop singer Gavin DeGraw, who’s best known for his One Tree Hill theme song, “I Don’t Wanna Be,” was attacked in New York City. DeGraw had been out drinking with buddies and had just left them when he was confronted by a group of males. He was viciously beaten and when he stumbled away, was hit by a taxi. According to CBS New York, police believe an argument may have preceded the beating. His publicist has issued a statement that reads: “Gavin DeGraw is currently recovering and in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital where he was taken late Sunday night by ambulance after he was attacked by a group of assailants. He suffers from a concussion, broken nose, black eyes, cuts and bruises. The police are conducting an investigation of the attack. Gavin and his family appreciate everyone’s concern at this time.” The 34-year-old singer has been spending the summer as the opening act for Train and Maroon 5 and is scheduled to perform with the tour until August 26, including a stop at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on August 22.

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  1. hmmm • August 9, 2011 @ 11:09 AM

    omg.. I hope you make a speedy recovery Gavin!

  2. anonymous2 • August 9, 2011 @ 3:04 PM

    Why do people argue with strangers.Just walk away with people bother you.

  3. TheTruth • August 10, 2011 @ 12:13 AM

    Liquid courage makes you do and say stupid things sometimes.

  4. Katie • August 10, 2011 @ 8:35 PM

    I hope he’s okay, that sounds really bad.

  5. Hates Ignorance • August 11, 2011 @ 3:46 AM

    “confronted” doesn’t mean that he even spoke to them they may have “confronted” him after they saw him leave his friends and was alone and then assaulted him. You should never assume anything like that, these things happen everywhere and to people who don’t deserve it. I hope he gets better soon, that sounds like a really awful situation to be in.

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