The Calling Singer Alex Band Abducted, Beaten In Michigan

Alex Band, the lead singer of rock band The Calling, was abducted and beaten in Michigan early Sunday morning, TMZ first reported.

TMZ reported Band was walking to a mini-mart in Lapeer, Mich., around 4 a.m. on Aug. 18 when a van pulled up alongside him and the vehicle's passengers grabbed him. They reportedly beat the musician badly and dumped him near some train tracks. His bandmates -- who gathered together to search for Band after one member noticed he was missing -- found him later that morning.

A statement sent to The Huffington Post from the Lapeer Police Department states 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 passengers near South Main Street. He said he was assaulted, robbed and dropped off on another street in Lapeer.

The victim, who is unnamed in the report, was later taken to a local hospital with another bandmate, treated and released.

The incident is currently under investigation. Those with any information are asked to contact the Lapeer Police Department.

The Calling rose to fame in 2001 with the hit single, "Wherever You Will Go." The California-based group went on to enjoy more success with songs like "Adrienne," "Our Lives" and "Anything." In 2005, they went on an indefinite hiatus.

Last week, "Extra" reported The Calling has reunited to record some new renditions of their old hits for their upcoming album, “The Calling: 8 Track,” due out early next year. Since the group's breakup, Band has battled drug addiction and struggled with personal relationships, "Extra" noted.

This report has been updated with information from the Lapeer Police Department.



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