Reggae Artist Attacked With Hammer, May Lose Left Eye

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  • Grammy-nominated reggae artist Andrew “Dru” Barnes was smashed in the face with a hammer in Brooklyn last week, according to the NY Daily News.

    Barnes, a member of the alternative reggae band JOGYO, had reportedly just left his friend Gerrit Vooren’s Bedford-Stuyvesant home at 11 a.m. last Thursday and was heading to Fort Greene, when he got lost.

    Watch JOGYO’s “Rude Boy” video.


    That is when, according to police, an unidentified assailant suddenly attacked him with the hammer.

    The attacker allegedly followed Barnes for a block before striking. On a Facebook page dedicated to Barnes, Vooren wrote that “Dru yelled out, the man ran, and the ambulance and police appeared quickly and took him to Kings County Medical Center.

    Andrew Dru Barnes

    “I got a call from the police department that Dru was in the trauma unit and asked for me.”

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