Darren Hayman was attacked Friday in Nottingham, according to his friend and sometime bandmate Jack Hayter. Hayman was mugged after his performance at The Bodega and "hospitalised as a result of being kicked rather heavily about the head," Hayter tweeted last night.
According to more tweets Hayman is recovering and doing well in hospital, although the remaining dates of this weekend's mini-tour are obviously canceled.
An awful irony is that before the show Hayman himself had tweeted, "I'm in nottingham. Most violent city in uk im told." It seems someone was of a mind to prove it.
Hayman, based in London, was on the road promoting his excellent album with the Secondary Modern, Pram Town. Our best goes out to Darren for a speedy recovery.
UPDATE: Darren's wife Helen explains what happened and thanks everyone for their concern here.