As every media outlet in the media outlet world reported, some people jumped pop singer Gavin DeGraw early Monday morning on First Avenue near Sixth Street... According to his website, he suffers from a concussion, broken nose, black eyes, cuts and bruises.
Now, the NYPD has papered the First Avenue corridor with these flyers...
Meanwhile, several important questions remain. Such as:
1) Who, exactly, is Gavin DeGraw anyway?
Good question! One that several readers asked after reading about all this. I don't know much about him either. So, according to Wikipedia: Gavin Shane DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is known for his songs "Chariot", "Follow Through", "I Don't Want to Be" (which is featured as the theme song for the television drama series One Tree Hill (since 2003), and "In Love with a Girl."
2) Was he drunk at the time of the attack?
Some reports suggest that he had left a "group of drinking buddies" and was walking alone at the time of the attack. However! His brother told the Post that Gavin was not drunk when the incident occurred and that he "had nothing but cranberry juice to drink" that night.
3) What does he remember about the attack?
Not much, apparently! "Honestly, I don't remember much. I only know I can recover from here," he tweeted on Aug. 9.
4) How many people jumped him?
News sources have mentioned two and three assailants.
5) Did the people know that he was some famous singer-songwriter?
Apparently not, according to anonymous sources at the Daily News.
6) Why did the assailants jump him?
Well, you can likely insert a joke here about people not liking his music. But! According to this report — "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."
7) Are there witnesses?
Apparently not, per the Daily News again. Which is why the NYPD is posting the flyers along First Avenue hoping to catch a break.
8) Why are you writing about this?
Because it happened in the neighborhood. Plus! SEO!