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Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw injured after assault

August 9th, 2011 2:47 pm by Associated Press

Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw injured after assault

In this Dec. 8, 2009 file photo, singer Gavin DeGraw attends the launch party for Vevo, a premium music video and entertainment experience, created by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and YouTube, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw is still hospitalized after being attacked by a group of men on a city street.

A statement released Tuesday on his behalf said the 34-year-old entertainer has a concussion, a broken nose, black eyes, cuts and bruises.

"Gavin and his family appreciate everyone's concern at this time," the statement added.

Police say DeGraw suffered the injuries after he was beaten up by "unknown male attackers" early Sunday morning in the East Village. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance; an investigation is ongoing.

DeGraw has been forced to cancel a planned concert Tuesday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He had a slew of other tour dates and appearances, but there's no information about how those would be affected.

DeGraw has a new album, "Sweeter," due out in September. He's probably best known for his hit song, "Chariot."

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