(New York, NY – August 19, 2013) – After the exciting announcement of the return of the multi-platinum pop rock band THE CALLING last week, the band hit the road to play a couple of spot dates in Atlantic City and Lapeer, Michigan. After a heavily attended Lapeer Days Festival the singer was abducted after the show during a trip to the local mini mart. Alex was grabbed by his shirt and hit from behind and lost his footing. He was beaten with a police baton with a gun pointed to his face demanding Band’s “Hollywood money.”
After Band fought back he was cornered in the van with gun to his face and Band told the assailants “Don’t kill me as I am about to be a dad.” After more beating 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 stiches to lower chin, 3 broken teeth and is bruised on his side and stomach from the baton beating. “I never thought my unborn child would be my savior. I am grateful to be alive and I know that I am destined for bringing my music back to my fans,” states Alex. He is jumping back into finishing the record to help in the healing process and is resting for optimal healing.
Police and detectives were called to the scene and are undergoing an investigation with the local authorities. Despite rumors of this being a drug related situation it is clearly NOT the case and there was NO abuse of alcohol also backed by medical examination.
“I take my rehabilitation very seriously I was near death due to this unbelievable situation and the rumors are categorically false and not a hoax as reported.” says Alex Band.