Now, we turn to the bizarre abduction of a young rock star. The lead singer of the calling, claimed he was ambushed. Thrown into a van, badly beaten, robbed and left for dead. Linsey davis is here... See More
Now, we turn to the bizarre abduction of a young rock star. The lead singer of the calling, claimed he was ambushed. Thrown into a van, badly beaten, robbed and left for dead. Linsey davis is here with the details. It's really a strange story. Reporter: It is. Good morning to you, lara. Some called it suspicious, finding it too coincidental that the calling's lead singer would have a near-death encounter hours before his band announced a new comeback effort. But alex band said he didn't beat himself up. And this is far from a hoax. ♪ If I could then I would ♪ Reporter: Lead singer, alex band of the calling, best moan for his band's song "wherever you will go," said he was on ducted, beaten and robbed on sunday. How do you know he's kidnapped? Because he's bleeding all over the place and I found him on the side of the road. Reporter: That's band's manager, moments after he found the singer beaten. I was pulled by my shirt back. And two guys grabbed my -- each of my arms. Just pulled me into the van. And they clubbed my face with a police baton. Reporter: It was supposed to be a triumphant weekend for the 32-year-old star, who is staging a comeback for his band. Though he was only the original member. The new band seen in this video, headlining the music festival. Now, the singer is facing questions about the timing of the attack, which occurred five days after the calling's comeback was announced. Some wondering if this was a hoax to get attention. Questions are coming out, is this a coincidence? Or could it be more? Reporter: Band insists the attack, which his publicist says left him with a fractured spine, 15 stitches in his lower chin, and three broken teeth, was very real. Telling cnn, the whole hoax thing is honestly kind of disgusting to think about or hear. Band admits he began to cry, as he begged the men to spare his life. You do not need to go to the extent of killing me and making a child not have a father. And it's your lucky day. And he kicked me out of the car. And they drove off. Reporter: Band's new rock/pop group is on the verge of signing a major record deal and setting up a worldwide tour. The pierre, michigan, police only say they are investigating the incident.
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