Chart-topping British pop singer Tom Grennan has been hospitalized after a physical assault in New York.
His manager John Dawkins wrote on social media:
In the early hours of [Thursday] The morning after Tom’s show in New York, he was the victim of an unprovoked attack and robbery outside a Manhattan bar. Tom is currently being evaluated by doctors for his injuries, which include a ruptured ear, a torn eardrum and a problem with his previously fractured jaw. Despite this, Tom is in good spirits but needs to recover temporarily while doctors assess his ability to continue his tour.
Grennan postponed a concert that was to take place in Washington DC this weekend. Dawkins thanked Grennan fans for their support.
The 26-year-old Bedford-born singer was once physically assaulted at the age of 18 by a group of strangers, resulting in him needing a metal plate and screws in jaw for life.
Grennan broke through in 2017 with her single Found What I’ve Been Looking For, a slow-burning hit that ended up being certified gold in the UK. Her 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 it was also nominated in the rock/alternative category. Last month he released a new single, Remind Me.