Musician Gavin DeGraw was reportedly brutally beaten by thugs in New York City early Monday morning and then whacked by a cab as he slunk away, according to the New York Post.
Sources told the Post that the “Chariot” singer, who opened for bands Maroon 5 and Train this summer, had been drinking before he was accosted by the attackers. According to the sources, DeGraw broke his nose and sustained facial wounds.
New York police spokesperson Lieutenant John Grimpel told RadarOnline that the motivation behind DeGraw’s attack remained unclear. (MORE IN ENTERTAINMENT: Kanye West: People look at me like I’m Hitler)
After the group left, DeGraw reportedly continued moving and ended up at 19th Street and First Avenue, where a taxi ran into him.
The songwriter ended up at Bellevue Hospital, where he stayed Monday evening.
DeGraw is commonly known for his 2003 tune “I Don’t Want to Be,” which many remember as the theme song from teenage television drama, “One Tree Hill.” The single is the 34-year-old’s biggest hit to date.