Gavin DeGraw: Police Open Investigation Into Attack

8:31 AM PST 08/09/2011 by Lindsay Powers
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The NYPD also releases more details, including the first profile of the people who attacked the singer.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned more details about Gavin DeGraw's early Monday morning New York City assault.

DeGraw was first put upon by three men in the East Village.

"We have an assault report for an individual, a male, white 34, who was attacked by what he claims was three individuals at about 3 a.m. Monday morning on the corner of First Avenue and East 6th Street," a New York City Police Department spokesperson tells THR.

While the police department spokesperson confirms the attackers were male, there are no further details yet, such as their age or what they looked like.

Later, DeGraw was hit by a cab just 13 blocks away.

"He was struck in the street," the police spokesman says.

He wasn't the one who called police. "A witness who saw him being struck by the cab called," say police.

He was not seriously hurt by the cab.

"His injuries were facial and they're not life threatening," says the NYPD. DeGraw suffered cuts on his face and a broken nose before being admitted to Bellevue Hospital, where he remains Tuesday in stable condition.

The police department has opened an investigation.

"Police are conducting an investigation of the attack. Gavin and his family appreciate everyone's concern at this time. We have no information yet regarding his upcoming concert dates and promotion for his new album," his rep told TMZ.com Tuesday morning.

DeGraw has canceled his Tuesday performance with Train and Maroon 5, with whom he was touring. He will be replaced by Nikki Jean.

"Gavin DeGraw was assaulted ... and was taken to the emergency room at Bellevue Hospital by ambulance. He is currently under observation. We have no additional information at this time," his rep said in a statement late Monday.

There is no word on whether DeGraw will rejoin the tour Friday at New York's Jones Beach, on Long Island.

DeGraw is best known for his hit "I Don't Want to Be," which is CW drama One Tree Hill's theme song. He’ll release his forth album, Sweeter, on Sept. 20.

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