The Calling's Alex Band says he was abducted, beaten

LONDON - JULY 11: The Calling's vocalist Alex Band performs on stage at "95.8 Capital FM's Party In The Park For The Prince's Trust" on July 11, 2004 at Hyde Park, in London. (Photo by Getty Images) Getty Images

Alex Band from the rock group The Calling is recovering after a brutal confrontation over the weekend.

The 32-year-old vocalist says he was taking a stroll on the streets of Detroit suburb Lapeer, Mich., when a pair of men inside a blue mini-van abducted and beat him, Fox affiliate WJBK reported.

Band alleges that his two assailants also robbed him before dropping him off at an undisclosed location. The lead singer was discovered a short time later by his worried band-mates, before being taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

Local police are investigating the incident. According to a statement releaed by Sgt. Craig Gormley of the Lapeer City Police Department, "The victim, a member of the band 'The Calling,' reported being forced into a blue-colored minivan-style vehicle between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. by two male subjects."

A statement from Band's rep said the singer "was left with a fractured lower spine, 15 stitches to lower chin, 3 broken teeth and is bruised on his side."

Band, who's about to be a father, said in a statement: "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."

Police and detectives are undergoing an investigation.

Band and and the rest of the members of The Calling had performed at Lapeer County's annual entertainment festival before the attack took place.

Formed in 2000, The Calling is best known for the 2001 hit, "Wherever You Will Go." The band broke up in 2005 and just recently reunited earlier this month after an eight-year hiatus.

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