DeGraw suffered a broken nose, a concussion and various cuts and bruises when he was beaten by a group of "marauding goons." Dazed and confused, DeGraw later stumbled into the street and was hit by a taxi.
The day after the incident, DeGraw tweeted the following message to fans: "Hi my friends. Honestly, I don't remember much. I only know I can recover from here. Thank u for your genuine concern. I love u guys."
DeGraw's brother, Joey DeGraw, told the New York Post that the singer-songwriter was not drunk when the incident occurred and that he "had nothing but cranberry juice to drink" that night. The brothers co-own a bar located just blocks from where the attack occurred. DeGraw has cancelled his scheduled concerts and promotional appearances through at least this weekend. He is set to release a new album, titled Sweeter, on September 20.