Alex Band of The Calling: I’m “Grateful To Be Alive” After Being Beaten, Left For Dead

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By Michael Lewittes

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Alex Band, The Calling singer who was abducted, brutally beaten and then dumped by a set of train tracks in Lapeer, Michigan on Sunday morning, is speaking out about his attack.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, the group’s lead vocalist was walking from his hotel to a convenience store when two men grabbed his shirt and hit him from behind, before forcing him into a minivan.

The Calling’s rep said in a statement on Monday that the singer was “beaten with a police baton with a gun pointed to his face demanding Band’s ‘Hollywood money.'” Band, who was being pummeled while at gunpoint, told the perpetrators, “Don’t kill me as I am about to be a dad.”

After he was attacked more, the suspects told Band, “We don’t kill fathers,” and “left him for dead at a local railroad track in Lapeer,” adds the rep’s statement. “I never thought my unborn child would be my savior. I am grateful to be alive,” says Band, who has a fractured lower spine, needed 15 stitches to lower chin, and was left bruised and with three broken teeth.

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