Pop singer Tom Grennan hospitalised after assault in New York

Chart-topping British pop singer Tom Grennan has been hospitalised after a physical assault in New York City.

His manager John Dawkins wrote on social media:

In the early hours of [Thursday] morning after Tom’s New York show, he was the victim of an unprovoked attack and robbery outside a bar in Manhattan. 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 while doctors assess his ability to continue with his touring.

Grennan has postponed a concert due to take place in Washington DC this weekend. Dawkins thanked Grennan’s fans for their support.

The Bedford-born singer, 26, previously suffered a physical assault aged 18 by a group of strangers, that left him needing a metal plate and screws in his jaw for life.

Grennan broke through in 2017 with his single Found What I’ve Been Looking For, a slow-burning hit that ended up being certified gold in the UK. His second album Evering Road, released in 2021, reached No 1 and featured two Top 10 singles, Let’s Go Home Together and Little Bit of Love. The latter track was nominated for song of the year at this year’s Brit awards, and he was also nominated in the rock/alternative category. Last month he released a new single, Remind Me.

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