Gavin DeGraw out of hospital, cancels concerts

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Recording artist Gavin DeGraw arrives at the 54th annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California May 16, 2006. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Recording artist Gavin DeGraw arrives at the 54th annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California May 16, 2006.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Gavin DeGraw was released from a New York hospital on Tuesday after apparently being attacked by three men and hit by a taxi cab, causing a concussion, broken nose and numerous cuts and bruises.

Police said they were investigating an assault by three males in the city's East Village in the early morning hours on Monday, but said it was unclear what led to the attack.

"The victim claims to have been struck by these individuals and taken to hospital," a police spokesman said. Police would not comment on whether DeGraw had been drinking.

The 34-year-old singer also reported having been struck by a taxi soon after the assault. He had just left a group of friends when the attack took place. No arrests have been made and no motive has emerged for the assault.

The New York singer, whose hits include "I Don't Want to Be" and "Chariot," was suffering from "a concussion, broken nose, black eyes, cuts and bruises," his representatives said.

DeGraw has been the opening act for the first leg of rock bands Train and Maroon 5's U.S. tour. His spokeswoman said that due to the injuries, DeGraw will not be performing on August 12 or 13.

"Gavin and his family appreciate everyone's concern at this time," the spokeswoman said in a statement.

DeGraw got his start playing in nightclubs in and around Manhattan and hit it big when "I Don't Want to Be" was chosen as the theme song for television drama, "One Tree Hill.

(Reporting by Christine Kearney and Bob Tourtellotte, editing by Jill Serjeant)

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