According to his publicist, Gavin DeGraw has been officially discharged, and though he seems to have escaped an attack by multiple assailants with only minor injuries, police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened that led up to DeGraw’s trip to New York’s Bellvue Hospital in the wee hours of Monday morning.
According to police sources, DeGraw’s account of the evening is pretty hazy, but it appears as though he got into some kind of verbal argument with a group of people around four a.m., and the argument escalated into violence.
Dazed, DeGraw somehow walked nearly a mile (from 6th Street to 19th Street) and was lightly clipped by a cab before somebody saw him and dialed 911. The person who called DeGraw an ambulance said that his shirt was bloody and that he appeared to be intoxicated (DeGraw was spotted earlier in the evening at an East Village bar called the National Underground, which he co-owns with his brother).
There have been steady updates from the DeGraw camp about his condition, and the singer did tweet about the incident: “Hi my friends. Honestly, I don’t remember much,” he wrote. “I only know I can recover from here. Thank u all for your genuine concern. I love u guys.”
Police haven’t made any arrests, though they believe they are looking for three men and hope that security footage may give them more leads, since DeGraw could not accurately describe any of his assailants. They are also trying to get to the bottom of how the confrontation started in the first place.
DeGraw has been on the road with Maroon 5 and Train for most of the summer has a new album, Sweeter, that is scheduled to come out on September 20.