Gavin Degraw Talks East Village Attack on Today Show

Posted on: September 16th, 2011 at 11:04 am by

Singer-songwriter Gavin Degraw appeared on NBC’s Today Show yesterday, and mentioned the vicious assault he encountered in the East Village last month. Before performing new single “Not Over You,” which appears on his latest LP Sweeter, Degraw explained to host Matt Lauer what had happened.

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In his own convoluted memory of that night, he recounted the events that led to the “lights out” moment.  The 34-year-old Degraw was having a night on the town, starting first at his place (which wasn’t mentioned) known as National Underground.  While following the route he’s traveled “a thousand times,” a group jumped him at First Avenue and East Sixth Street, resulting in a concussion and broken nose. Stumbling away to commit himself in the hospital, the bloodied victim was then clipped by a taxi.

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The perps are allegedly still at large.

[via Perez Hilton]

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