Gavin DeGraw's Attackers Didn't Know He Was Famous

Singer cancels string of dates to recover from assault

August 11, 2011 12:30 PM ET
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Gavin Degraw
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According to the New York Daily News' sources, the thugs who assaulted Gavin DeGraw on the streets on Manhattan on Monday morning probably had no idea that he was famous. Robbery is not a suspected motive in the attack, and there were no witnesses to the beating.

"These guys jumped him out of nowhere," a source close to the singer told Us Weekly. "It's weird because they didn't take anything, I think they did it for sport."

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A representative for DeGraw has confirmed that he will be canceling a string of dates through the next two weeks as he recovers from a broken nose and other injuries sustained in the attack. DeGraw is set to resume touring with an opening set for Train and Maroon 5's show in Columbia, Maryland on August 24th, but the following dates have been canceled:

August 14th Bethlehem, PA
August 15th Hershey, PA
August 17th Nashville, TN
August 18th Indianapolis, IN
August 19th Des Moines, IA
August 20th Chicago, IL
August 21st Clarkston, MI
August 22nd Toronto, ON

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