Gavin DeGraw cancels more tour dates to recover from attack
Gavin DeGraw has canceled more tour dates in order to recover from wounds he received after being attacked by three men on August 6.
In a statement released by the singer's spokesperson on Thursday, doctors advised DeGraw to take more time off in order to recover. He was scheduled to appear on tour with Train and Maroon 5, but has canceled upcoming appearances on the tour in Nashville, Chicago and Toronto, according to The Associated Press.
He plans to return to the stage on August 24 in Columbia, Maryland.
DeGraw wrote to fans on his official Twitter page on Tuesday, August 9, about his attack in New York City late Sunday night that left him with broken nose and a cut on his face.
"Honestly, I don't remember much. I only know I can recover from here," he wrote to nearly 64,000 followers. "Thank u all for your genuine concern. I love u guys."
Police say DeGraw was beaten up three men early Sunday in the East Village. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer then walked for 13 blocks before being hit by a taxi. He was not seriously injured by the taxi but a witness called police. Degraw was taken to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance. An investigation in ongoing.
The singer was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
DeGraw, who is from South Fallsburg, New York, is known for hits, such as "Chariot" and the "One Tree Hill" theme song "I Don't Want to Be."
His new album, "Sweeter," is set to be released September 20.