You Think You're Gavin' A Bad Week?

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From time to time around these parts, when things get really, really bad, we like to take a few moments to get a little perspective. Yes, you could be getting your face ripped off for the 7th day straight. Yes, your boss could be forcing you, literally, to stay in a job you hate. Yes, you could be ruing the day you tempted fate by ejaculating for a second time into your colleague's water bottle after the first emission went unnoticed. But you're not Gavin DeGraw and for that you should be thankful.

Pop singer Gavin DeGraw was viciously beaten by a pack of thugs in the East Village early yesterday -- and then hit by a taxi as he stumbled off, police sources said. The 34-year-old performer -- who has spent the summer opening for star rock bands Maroon 5 and Train -- had been drinking and just left a group of pals when he was attacked by the marauding goons sometime between 3:50 and 4:20 a.m. at Sixth Street and First Avenue, the sources said. His nose was broken and he suffered cuts to his face, they said. The creeps then fled, and the dazed singer, whose hit song "Chariot" went platinum, kept walking, sources said. He wound up at 19th Street and First Avenue, where he was struck by a taxi.

Think about that the next time you feel like this vol is ripping your face off, breaking your nose and throwing you into a cab.

East Village Thugs Beat Up Pop Star [NYP]
Gavin DeGraw suffers concussion in New York assault [Reuters]

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