The Calling Lead Singer Abducted, Left For Dead
Alex Band says he's "grateful to be alive" after the attack in Michigan...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 11:28
The Callingfrontman Alex Band was abducted and left for dead in Michigan over the weekend.
A statement explaining the incident says that Band had finished performing at the Lapeer Days Festival, when he was snatched by a gang after the show during a trip to the local mini-mart.
Alex was allegedly grabbed by his shirt and hit from behind, causing him to lose footing. He was then beaten with a police baton with a gun pointed to his face, as the group demanded he hand over his 'Hollywood money.'
After the singer fought back, he was cornered in the van with gun to his face, with Band telling his attackers: “Don’t kill me as I am about to be a dad.”
He was then beaten again, before the assailants responded with: “We don’t kill fathers”, and then left him for dead at a local railroad track in Lapeer.
Band was left with a fractured lower spine, 15 stitches to lower chin, three broken teeth and is bruised on his side and stomach from the baton beating.
Police and detectives were called to the scene and are undergoing an investigation with the local authorities.
Speaking of the incident, Band stated: “I never thought my unborn child would be my saviour. I am grateful to be alive and I know that I am destined for bringing my music back to my fans."
He is now thought be throwing himself into the making of the band's new record, and is currently resting after his ordeal.
Despite rumours of this being a drug related situation, Band adds that this is not the case, insisting there was no abuse of alcohol, with his claims backed by medical examination.
He concluded: “I take my rehabilitation very seriously I was near death due to this unbelievable situation and the rumours are categorically false and not a hoax as reported.”
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