Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw (i.e. the guy who wrote the theme song for One Tree Hill) was hospitalized yesterday morning after meeting with multiple bouts of bad luck late Sunday night. According to TMZ, he said goodnight to his buddies a little before 4am, only to be attacked by multiple assailants as he made his way home. (As of now, it’s unclear what the attackers’ motivation was; I’m going to guess it was an attempted robbery, but perhaps they were not fans of his music?)
Next, after the meanies had stopped hitting him, he wandered in a daze to 19th St. and 1st Ave., where he was hit by a cab. Oof.
TMZ says he’s being treated for “a concussion, broken nose, black eyes, cuts and bruises,” and that the attack is still being investigated. He’s been forced to cancel the show he was going to play in Saratoga Springs, NY tonight opening for Maroon 5 and Train. While some might be tempted to make a joke about how he brought bad karma upon himself by making music for the d-berry soul patch crowd, I’m not going to, because that would be mean. Instead, I dub this Say Something Nice About Gavin DeGraw day. Here, I will start. He has kind eyes. Was that so hard? Your turn.