Singer Gavin DeGraw had just left some friends after visiting some bars in the East Village when he was assaulted by a group on “unknown men.” If that wasn’t enough, while still dazed and confused, the “I Don’t Wanna Be” singer was hit by a taxi cab! He was taken to Bellevue Hospital where it is reported that he suffered from a broken nose, a cut on his face, and a concussion.
A spokesman for DeGraw told MTV:
“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. We have no information yet regarding his upcoming concert dates and promotion for his new album.”
DeGraw had been opening for Maroon Five and Train on their tour, and has had to cancel his performance in Saratoga Springs, New York today.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that may result in a bad headache, altered levels of alertness, or unconsciousness.
Every year, millions of people have a head injury. Most of these injuries are minor because the skull provides the brain with considerable protection. The symptoms of minor head injuries usually go away on their own. More than half a million head injuries a year, however, are severe enough to require hospitalization.
Symptoms of a concussion can range from mild to severe. They can include:
Healing or recovering from a concussion takes time. It may take days, weeks, or even months. You may be irritable, have trouble concentrating, be unable to remember things, have headaches, dizziness, and blurry vision. These problems will probably go away slowly. You may want to get help from family or friends before making important decisions.
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