Alex Band of The Calling, known for their hit song “Wherever You Will Go”, was abducted and severely beaten on Sunday morning.
Band was walking from his hotel room to a convenience store in Michigan at around 4 a.m. when a van pulled up. He was taken and beaten to a pulp before he was dumped on train tracks nearby.
Band said, “I take my rehabilitation very seriously. I was near death due to this unbelievable situation, and the rumors are categorically false.”
The rock explained, “This just happened to me. I didn’t kidnap myself, or beat the crap out of myself. So the whole hoax thing is honestly kind of disgusting to even think about, or hear.”
Alex was in Lapeer, Michigan, for a local music festival.
His abductors beat him and robbed him before dumping him off. A member of the band realized he was missing and they went out to look for him, finding him badly beaten.
Alex Band was taken to the emergency room at a nearby hospital for treatment and later released.
The Lapeer City Police Department says the suspects are 2 men who were driving a blue colored minivan.
The Calling’s biggest hit was “Wherever You Will Go” in 2001.
They split in 2005 but recently reunited. Alex had battled drug addiction and struggled with personal demons.
Alex has assembled a new band and The Calling will be returning with acoustic renditions of their top hits on “The Calling: 8 Track.” A new single from their forthcoming album of new songs will be released early next year.
The Calling played a show in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday night before going to Michigan to perform at the music festival.
Prior to the Atlantic City show, Band wrote on his Facebook and Twitter, “So blessed and thankful to be back on stage doing what I love!”
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