Gavin DeGraw Brutally Attacked In New York's East Village

The singer is in stable condition in a New York hospital.

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"I Don't Want To Be" singer Gavin DeGraw was savagely assaulted by a group of assailants on a street in New York’s East Village on Sunday night, August 6. He was immediately taken by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan where he’s been under close watch since Sunday. At first it was unclear the extent of his injuries, but this morning, his record company revealed that the 34-year-old South Fallsburg, NY native had not suffered life-threatening injuries.

“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.”

The attack took place only a few hours after DeGraw had concluded a performance in Foxwood’s MGM Grand Theater in Connecticut Sunday night, as part of his ongoing tour with Train and Maroon Five. He had returned to New York City, where he has lived for the past few years, and then was beaten by an unidentified group of male thugs. It is not clear what provoked the attack, or whether he was alone.

He has been forced to cancel his concert tonight in Saratoga Springs, NY, where is performing songs from his fourth album Sweeter, due to be released on September 20.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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