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    Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:34:48

    Gavin DeGraw's Brother Says Singer Was Sober Prior to Attack - He was beaten in NYC on Sunday

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    Gavin DeGraw's brother has dismissed reports suggesting the singer/songwriter was drunk when he was brutally assaulted in New York on Monday morning. DeGraw was just discharged from the hospital after suffering a vicious beating.

    DeGraw, known for his hit "I Don't Want to Be," was hospitalized with a concussion and a broken nose after he was attacked by three men following a night out with friends at The National, a bar in Manhattan's Lower East Side that he co-owns with his brother Joey.

    Initial reports suggested DeGraw was intoxicated when the altercation occurred, and the star himself admitted he remembered little about the incident, via a tweet that he posted after the attack. He wrote, "I don't remember much. I only know I can recover from here." Yeah, you tend to block is out and go into survival mode when someone is beating the shit out of you. That doesn't mean he was drunk, media reporters! Just because he had memory loss doesn't mean he was intoxicated when he was beaten.

    But Joey DeGraw has spoken out to clear up the rumors, insisting his famous sibling "had nothing but cranberry juice to drink" when he met up with his pals, reports The New York Post. What do you think of this developing story?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.11.11



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