Singer Gavin DeGraw was released from Bellevue Hospital yesterday, after being treated for a broken nose, a concussion and other injuries suffered in an attack on the Lower East Side early Monday morning.
In a message to his fans, Degraw said, “Hi my friends. Honestly, I don’t remember much. I only know I can recover from here. Thank u all for your genuine concern. I love u guys.”
The incident happened around 3 or 4 a.m., shortly after DeGraw left the National Underground, the East Houston music club he co-owns with brother Joey. Yesterday, reports indicated the beating happened on east 6th Street, near 1st Avenue. But according to the New York Times, police “do not know precisely where the attack occurred, and they were seeking a second interview with Mr. DeGraw to get a clearer account.” More details from the Times:
Detectives have tried to reconstruct Mr. DeGraw’s movements with footage from surveillance cameras… One video captured Mr. DeGraw at 3:26 a.m. on Monday as he walked alone from the bar near Allen and Houston Streets. He wore a ripped shirt but did not appear to be bleeding. At 3:48 a.m. a second camera filmed him as he walked on First Avenue, between Third and Fourth Streets. Then at 4:01 a.m. he appeared to be bloodied and injured when a camera filmed him walking on the west side of First Avenue, near Seventh Street.
Following the altercation, DeGraw made his way up to 19th Street, where he was struck by a taxi. A witness called 911, and the singer was transported to Bellevue. DeGraw said he had spent the evening drinking with friends.
The pop singer is preparing to release his fifth album, Sweeter, September 20.