It’s been a little more than a week since Gavin DeGraw was released from the hospital after a brutal attack by a group of unknown men in New York’s East Village, but the “I Don’t Want to Be” singer wants fans to know that his recovery is going smoothly.
“Instead of checking in from the tour, I’m writing as I recover at home,” DeGraw told VH1. “I’m feeling much better, but it will take a little bit more time to be back to 100%! I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from my fans, friends, and family.”
Despite canceling a number of tour dates after the attack, DeGraw admitted he’s already itching to hit the road again. “I can’t wait to get back out on tour and look forward to seeing you on the road sometime soon,” he said.
DeGraw was out drinking with some friends on the evening of August 7 when he split off by himself and was attacked sometime after 5:30 a.m. “Gavin DeGraw is currently recovering and in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital where he was taken late Sunday night by ambulance after he was attacked by a group of assailants,” a spokesperson for the 34-year-old singer told MTV News just after the attack. “He suffers from a concussion, broken nose, black eyes, cuts and bruises. The police are conducting an investigation of the attack.”
DeGraw is scheduled to return to the stage Wednesday in Columbia, Maryland, alongside Maroon 5 and Train. Aside from touring, the singer is set to release his fifth album, Sweeter, on September 20.
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