Vicious Dog Bites Trumpeter Inside Atlanta Hotel

James Johnson - Author

Nov. 20 2017, Updated 2:04 a.m. ET

Vicious dog bites trumpeter is the newest trending topic online after Dirty Dozen Brass Band trumpeter Efrem Towns was attacked by a dog inside an Atlanta hotel.

Efrem Towns was injured in the attack and is now recovering at his home in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The vicious dog bite took place on November 18, and, according to The Times-Picayune, it forced the trumpeter to miss shows in Colorado and New Orleans. At this time, it is not clear if Efrem Towns will make it to his band’s show on December 28.

The vicious attack occurred when the dog lunged towards Efrem and baritone sax player Roger Lewis. Towns knocked on Lewis’ room door, which caused the dog to lunge from an open room door.

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Following the attack, Towns was rushed to Grady Hospital in Atlanta. Doctors applied 30 stitches to the musician’s groin area. Following the procedure, Efrem Towns was placed on bed rest.

Towns and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band have been touring since 1977 when they created the contemporary, funk-infused brass band sound.

According to Wonderwall, the group has been featured on albums from David Bowie, Elvis Costello, and the Black Crowes.

Towns said he could practice when on bed rest:

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“But I’m very uncomfortable right now. I’m basically immobilized — it’s hard getting around. I’m kind of miserable.”

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While he might have been the victim of vicious dog bite, Efram says it hasn’t soured him towards man’s best friend. Towns notes:

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“I’m a dog person. And even though I got bit, I hope they don’t put that dog to sleep.”

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There is no word yet on what will happen to the attacking dog.


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