Bedford singer Tom Grennan is recovering at hospital after being robbed and left with a ruptured ear and torn eardrum outside a bar in Manhattan
John Dawkins, music manager for Tom Grennan at Various Artists Management, said in a recent tweet, “Tom is currently being assessed by doctors for his injuries, including a ruptured ear, torn eardrum and issue with his previously fractured jaw. Despite this, Tom is in good spirits but needs to temporarily recuperate while doctors assess his ability to continue with his touring.” And, despite this, the notoriously upbeat musician remains positive throughout his recovery.
His management also thanked the fans for their support and understanding, as letting fans down is a major concern of Tom’s. Although he is in good spirits after the robbery, his recovery has prompted the upcoming Washington show to be postponed.
Symptoms of a ruptured eardrum include hearing loss that can be partial or complete in the affected ear. Thankfully, most ruptured eardrums heal after three months, so the chances are that Grennan won’t lose hearing in the affected ear.
Ever since his 2017 breakout hit single, Tom Grennan has been in three Top 10 Singles, his first Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with Evering Road, a debut at the top with 17,000 chart sales, two BRIT Award nominations, and an Ivor Novello Award nomination alongside Ella Henderson with their 2021 single ‘Let’s Go Home Together.’ As of writing, Grennan has over one billion online streams.
Tom Grennan hails from Bedford and is based in London. He was the guest vocalist on Chase & Status’ “All Goes Wrong,” featured as Hottest Record on Anime Mac’s BBC Radio 1. He came from an Irish family and was shortlisted for the MTV Brand New Award.
His first UK top 10 hit was “Little Bit of Love,” peaking at number 7 and earning a Silver certification by BPI.
Grennan has also been vocal about the effects of therapy on his mental health and other mental health struggles in past interviews. Most importantly, his interview in March 2022 urged others to seek NHS help for mental health concerns and was open about his hard times even while being a celebrity. He was one of a select number of celebrities that appeared in an NHS England film inspired by the Beatles’ track, Help.
Hopefully, Grennan can recover successfully from this incident and return to his tour.