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Tom Grennan resumes US tour after “unprovoked attack and robbery”

The singer-songwriter said "the show must go on" as he heads to the West Coast

By Hollie Geraghty

A close up shot of Tom Grennan performing live at Reading 2021
Tom Grennan performs live at reading 2021. (Picture: YouTube)

Tom Grennan has resumed his US tour after he was hospitalised following an “unprovoked attack and robbery” in New York last week.

The singer-songwriter posted a statement on social media after he suffered a ruptured ear and torn ear-drum following an attack outside a Manhattan bar on Thursday (April 21).

While the statement said he needed to “temporarily recuperate”, Grennan continued the tour in Boston show on Saturday night (April 23), and yesterday posted a photo of himself to Instagram with the caption “The show must go on. Boston you lot were beautiful! West Coast I’m on my way!!”

The original statement added that “Tom is desperate not to let anyone down,” but announced the postponement of the Washington show to later date.

On Friday, he posted a video to thank fans for their “unbelievable” and “overwhelming” support.

“I thought I’d come on here and let you know that I’m all good,” he said. “This 24 hours has been crazy, it’s been a bit of a madness, to be honest with you. But I thought I’d come on here to let you know what actually went on. It was just wrong place, wrong time.”

He continued: “I was punched, knocked out and I woke up and I was like, ‘Woah, what went on?’ I’ve got a ruptured eardrum, luckily enough my jaw’s fine. I’ve got a bit of concussion but I’m on meds at the moment so that’s kind of taking the pain away.”

He also said he had filed a police report praised the New York Police Department for their help, and finished by insisting that he was “all good” and that “the show must go on”.

He is scheduled to perform in San Francisco tomorrow and Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Last month Grennan released new single, ‘Remind Me’. “I wanted to write a song that reminded me of a moment in my life where I realised I had given up something that was really making a difference in my life – in a good way,” he said of the track.

“It’s about reconnecting. It’s that feeling when you’re at the top of the rollercoaster and you’re like: this is the best feeling.”

The singer also confirmed that he was currently working on his third album. “I have a new story to tell,” he said. “I’m on a run, I’m in sixth gear.”