Report: Gavin Degraw's Attackers Didn't Know He Was Famous

Celebrity News Aug. 11, 2011 AT 9:17AM
Report: Gavin Degraw's Attackers Didn't Know He Was Famous Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

What happened and why?

Three days later, the shocking attack of Gavin DeGraw in NYC's East Village remains shrouded in mystery -- but the New York Daily News reports that the violent incident had nothing to do with the "Chariot" singer's fame.

PHOTOS: Stars rock out at Coachella

A source told the paper that police investigating the case believe DeGraw's assailants had no idea that he was a platinum-selling singer who frequently attends high-profile celeb events in NYC and elsewhere. Robbery is not a suspected motive in the attack.

PHOTOS: Music's biggest night

Indeed, a source close to the singer tells Us Weekly: "These guys jumped him from out of nowhere. It's weird because they didn't take anything, I think they did it for sport...Gavin is shocked and his family is devastated."

VIDEO: Gavin's sweet new song

"Honestly, I don't remember much," DeGraw, 34, tweeted Tuesday, when he was discharged from Bellevue Hospital. He suffered a concussion, broken nose, black eyes, cuts and bruises from the incident, which occurred after a night out drinking with pals; after stumbling off from the attack, DeGraw was then hit by a taxi.

As he recuperates at home in Manhattan, DeGraw had to cancel two upcoming concerts next week in Wantagh, NY and Mansfield, MA.

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT