Gavin DeGraw may have been attacked by numerous people on the streets of New York City, but the singer has managed to keep a really positive attitude and will be re-joining Maroon 5 and Train on August 24.
Gavin opened up and shared how he’s been doing since the attack. He said;
“It’s definitely a combination of excitement and nerves, because my breathing isn’t exactly the same. I’m feeling out my breathing through my nose trying to see if the swelling’s going down. The sensation is mildly different, so that makes me fearful about singing. When I first saw my face, it looked like evil me. I had some fractures in my cheekbone and eye and nose. Everything was completely swollen. [Now] I have a little mark on my nose from stitches. If you saw me right now, you’d think I’d cut myself shaving on my nose. It literally looks like there’s almost nothing visibly wrong anymore. My brain definitely got sloshed around in my skull during that walk home [afterwards]. I still get dizzy – particularly if I stand up from sitting down.”
DeGraw went on to explain what happened with the attack, saying;
“I had a night off, and I met up with some friends at the bar I own with my brother. We had a few drinks. I put my friends in a cab and I walked home because I live pretty close. I remember maybe three guys said something to me and I didn’t appreciate it, and I guess I let them know I didn’t appreciate it. They weren’t exactly on the debate team, so I ended up with a tube down my throat. I just literally remember an exchange of words that lasted a second and then being very bloody. I can’t say I was drunk. I know I had a few drinks with friends. There are many and much worse crimes happening than me getting beat up. I don’t think that it’s necessarily even fair that I got the attention I did. I’m not living in fear. It was a terrible night for me, but fortunately I got through it. I still look like my mother and onward and upward.”
To go through something like that and come out with such a strong and positive attitude is what makes his fans love him even more.
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