La Mafia lead singer says he's feeling better after assault

La Mafia lead singer says he's feeling better after assault

Although he did not have much to say, Oscar De La Rosa spoke publically for the first time on Thursday since he was assaulted outside a Montrose bar in early May.

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by Brad Woodard / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on June 6, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 6 at 7:00 PM

HOUSTON—Although he did not have much to say, Oscar De La Rosa spoke publically for the first time on Thursday since he was assaulted outside a Montrose bar in early May.

“I feel much better, thank God,” De La Rosa said.

The lead singer of the Grammy-winning Tejano group, La Mafia, was apparently assaulted by an upset fan after he declined to pose for a photo.

As a result of the assault, De La Rosa suffered severe lacerations to his face and nose, lost a couple of teeth and it was feared he could lose some sight in his right eye.

KHOU 11 News spoke with De La Rosa and band co-founder Armando Lichtenberger after they paid a visit to the Houston Police Department.

“Actually, we’ve been advised not to discuss the case,” Lichtenberger said. “He just came down to give details now that he’s feeling up to it, give more details on the case. It’s being investigated.”

While Lichtenberger said there is a person of interest in the case, no arrests have been made. HPD said the investigation is ongoing, and that it’s still in the process of contacting numerous witnesses.

As for the band, it’s preparing to go back on tour.

“We’re doing good,” Lichtenberger said. “Oscar has recovered well. We are doing our first show this coming week in Midland, Texas. He’s ready to get back on the road.”

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