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'The Calling' Singer

Suspicious Injuries

It's Not a Hoax, I Swear!!!

8/19/2013 12:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


The Calling
singer Alex Band has released photos of the injuries he allegedly sustained during a violent abduction Sunday morning in Michigan ... but let's be honest ... they don't paint a picture of a "near-death" encounter.

Alex's publicist tells TMZ ...  the singer suffered a fractured lower spine, 15 stitches to the lower chin, 3 broken teeth and is bruised on his side and stomach from a beating that occurred after Band was snatched off a Lapeer, Michigan street by mysterious people in a van.


According to the rep, the only reason Alex escaped with his life is because his captors took mercy on him for having a baby on the way. The rep says Alex told them, "Don't kill me as I am about to be a dad," and the captors responded, "We don't kill fathers." It's like something out of a bad movie.

As we first reported, police are investigating the incident ... but we've tried multiple times to get someone from the PD on the phone and they're stonewalling it.

And get this ... Alex's PR team just announced The Calling's big comeback.  Coincidence?

Even though it smells fishy, Band is sticking by his story, insisting, "I was near death due to this unbelievable situation and the rumors are categorically false and not a hoax as reported.”


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Seriously looks like he fell or ran into something. I was at the Lapeer Days festival, the band didn't come on till an hour later then scheduled, half the crowd left, nobody cared really, Lapeer is a small town its not Detroit or Flint, sure we have some crime but nothing crazy like this. Honestly we have more cops out during this weekend than any other so its hard to think that something like this would happen.

395 days ago


It's lapeer mi it's a nice small town.

395 days ago

Patty Longan    

Knowing Michigan, its 100% real!

395 days ago


Let's be real, where are the stitches and the broken teeth?? That lip looks like some lipstick was put on there and some other colors to make it look bruised. I don't buy it and would be happy to eat crow. Let's see whats under the bandage.....................

395 days ago


Liar, looks like lipstick on his inner mouth area and the bruised area is totally fake. Let's see the stitches and whats under the bandage !! What a stupid stunt to pull when everybody can see its simply bull****.

395 days ago


total hoax! i live in lapeer and can not see this happening! it's such bullsh** ! i mean really what kind of half ass "celeb" is gonna be walking around a strange town at 3am? i dont buy it for a second! this is a good town and we really don't appreciate it being used for their little publicity stunt thank you very much!

395 days ago


I believe Alex & the band manager's story. it seems to match up for the most part however the part where he has 1200 cash on him to go get cigarettes at 3am. There are mainly 2-3 hotels in Lapeer, all of which have gas stations & a Meijer near by (camera's for sure). It being 3am i guess I can see him being snatched up, and him being a focus to some... however I just don't get the 1200 CASH at 3am... I don't know one person that would carry that around in such a small town. however in any case glad he is ok...

394 days ago
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