Singer Gavin DeGraw Brutally Attacked, Hospitalized in NYC

Police sources say the singer was beaten by a group of men after spending a night out drinking in Manhattan

Singer Gavin DeGraw was brutally assaulted early Monday morning after a night out with friends in Manhattan's East Village.

According to the New York Post, DeGraw, 34, was attacked by a group of men sometime between 3:50 and 4:20 a.m. After escaping his attackers, he reportedly walked several blocks and was struck by a taxi, "although not seriously," police sources said.

Reps for the platinum-selling artist confirmed in a statement: "Gavin DeGraw was assaulted ... and was taken to the emergency room at Bellevue Hospital by ambulance. He is currently under observation. We have no additional information at this time."

Sources say the "I Don't Want to Be" singer, who lives in New York City and co-owns a bar with his brother near the site of his attack, had been out drinking with his pals but parted ways with them just before the "pack of thugs" outnumbered him, the Post reports.

Although his reps wouldn't comment on the severity of his injuries, police sources tell the Post he suffered a broken nose and cuts on his face.

The violent assault comes during a busy time in DeGraw's career. He has a new album debuting in September and has spent the summer touring with Train and Maroon 5. He was scheduled to perform Tuesday night in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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