Gavin DeGraw: I Feel ‘Much Better’ Following Beatdown

Written by Jessica Smith on Aug. 20, 2011

Less than two weeks after getting assaulted by a group of men in East Village, NY on Aug. 8, Gavin DeGraw says that he is feeling “much better” now.

“Instead of checking in from the tour, I’m writing as I recover at home. I’m feeling much better, but it will take a little bit more time to be back to 100 percent,” he said in a statement to VH1. “I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from my fans, friends, and family. I can’t wait to get back out on tour and look forward to seeing you on the road sometime soon.”

During the brutal assault, the singer-songwriter suffered a broken nose, a concussion, and a number of cuts and bruises. He says that he was attacked near National Underground, which is a bar he owns with his brother.

Authorities say that the star didn’t know much about the attack afterward because of the head injuries that he sustained as well as possibly being intoxicated that night. His brother, Joey DeGraw, denied that his brother was drunk following the incident, telling the New York Post that he had “nothing but cranberry juice to drink” before the attack.

Shortly after his release from Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital, he sent a tweet to his followers thanking them for their concern and giving them an update: “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.”


  • Camille

    Will he be performing at the PNC Bank in Homdel, New Jersey on August 26th? Would love to know.

  • Day-Z

    So sorry to hear that this amazing musician has been hurt. Feel better!

  • Chelsi JJ

    It’s NationAL Underground…if you’re going to write a news story about someone-get it right.