The Calling singer Alex Band abducted, robbed and beaten - but safe


Alex Band, the lead singer of The Calling, was abducted in Michigan when he was there to perform at a festival with his band.

The "Wherever You Will Go" singer performed at the Lapeer Days Festival on Aug. 17, and following the show decided to walk to his hotel from a nearby mini mart, TMZ reports. During the walk, a van pulled up beside him and two men yanked him into the vehicle and then badly beat and robbed him. The abductors dumped him on nearby train tracks.

Fortunately another band member noticed Band, 32, was missing and assembled a search party. When Band was found, he was taken to a nearby hospital to recover. TMZ reports he was treated and then released.

"On Sunday. August 18th, 2013, at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers ... responded to the McLaren-Lapeer region Hospital Emergency Department for a reported abduction/robbery that occurred ... earlier in the morning. 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," the Lapeer City Police Department's Sgt. Craig Gormley says in a statement. "The victim reported being assaulted, robbed and dropped off on another street [before he] was transported to the local hospital emergency department by another band member, was treated and released."

After forming in 2000, The Calling rose to fame with their 2001 hit "Wherever You Will Go." Though the band disbanded in 2005, they recently reunited with a new take on their most well-known song.

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