Singer hospitalised after ‘unprovoked attack’ outside New York gig

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English singer Tom Grennan has been attacked and robbed outside a New York bar.

The 26-year-old had been performing in Manhattan on Wednesday and was the victim of “an unprovoked attack” after the show.

He was left with a ruptured ear and torn eardrum, according to his manager.

Tom Grennan. Pic: Ivor Novello Awards
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Grennan has now postponed the gig he was due to play in Washington DC on Friday evening. Pic: Ivor Novello Awards

Grennan has now postponed the gig he was due to play in Washington DC on Friday evening.

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In a statement, his manager John Dawkins said: “Tom is currently being assessed by doctors for his injuries which include a ruptured ear, torn eardrum and issue with his previously fractured jaw.

“Despite this, Tom is in good spirits but needs to temporarily recuperate whilst doctors assess his ability to continue with his touring.”

The Little Bit Of Love singer is “desperate not to let anyone down”, however his management team took the “precautionary decision” to postpone the Washington show to a later date.

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The statement added: “We wish to thank Tom’s incredible US fans and their support and understanding.

“We will update on future shows should changes need to be made,” the statement added.

Grennan has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award this year for the song Let’s Go Home Together, which he performs with Ella Henderson.

The Ivor Novello Awards recognise creative musical achievement in songwriting and composition, and also celebrate a number of singer-songwriters and groups for their wider contribution to UK music.

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