Gavin DeGraw Attack: Fans React
Musician Gavin DeGraw was rushed to a New York City hospital after he was attacked by a group of people and then hit by a taxi late Sunday. The “I Don’t Want to Be” singer was in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital on Tuesday.
DeGraw was attacked around 4:30 a.m. Monday on 6th Street and First Avenue. Disoriented, he continued walking, and was hit by a cab on 19th Street and First Avenue, according to reports. He was not seriously injured by the cab.
Musicians and fans spoke out on Twitter, expressing their shock of the news of the accident, and their support for the singer:
Fellow musician Ernie Halter wrote: “Our friend Gavin DeGraw got jumped in NYC tonight and is hospitalized. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.”
Former singer of The Calling Alex Band wrote: “Sad to hear about what happened to Gavin DeGraw... such an awesome dude, all the love his way!”
Rochelle Labian wrote: “Sending my best wishes & prayers to Gavin Degraw for a speedy recovery. Such a talented soul. Get well soon.”
Laura Sharp tweeted: Saw 'Gavin DeGraw' trending and thought of one tree hill straight away! Hope his okay, Get well soon Gavin.”
Brooke Dicicco wrote: “Praying for gavin degraw.. this is such a shame what our world has come to. we need to get ourselves together.”
Catherine Boyd tweeted: “So sad about Gavin DeGraw...i love his music, he is so talented!!”
Alicia Stetin wrote: “So sad to hear about Gavin Degraw. I'll be praying for him. One of my favorite musicians.”
Betsy Trevarthen tweeted: “Poor Gavin DeGraw!! Getting beaten up and hit by a cab in the same night. Much love to one of my favorite artists!”