X Factor star hospitalised and left with deep cut to head after brutal attack
Former X Factor contestant Sam Callahan was rushed to hospital after falling victim to a brutal assault on a night out.
The singer appeared on the ITV series in 2013 and placed seventh after making it through to the live shows. Sam has spoken out about his recent terrifying incident in which a group attacked him after recognising him from the show.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper about the attack, Sam revealed: “I went out for my friends 21st birthday in Reading, and we started talking to some girls while we were out and they came and sat on our table.
“It was going well until these guys started making comments and stuff like ‘there’s that p**** from X Factor.'”
He continued: “A female bouncer came over to us and asked if everything was alright, she asked what was going on and I said ‘I don’t know, I think they’ve taken umbrage to myself because of the job I do, and because I’m in the public eye’.”
The singer was then followed by the group of boys when leaving the club, before he was viciously attacked outside.
When asked if he thought his famous status motivated the assault, Sam told the newspaper: “In hindsight, I think it might have been a mixture of that and also because they probably fancied the girls that we had on our table.”
He also addressed why he chose not to report the attack to the police, saying: “By the next morning I couldn’t tell you for the life of me what they looked like – I think that was down to the alcohol consumed, rather than the cut to the head.
“There were no cameras there either, so I felt like I would be wasting police time.”
X Factor will return later this year to ITV.