THE lead singer of Scottish band Travis has described punching a man in the face during what he described as an attempted “carjacking” outside his studio.

Fran Healy has revealed how a “huge guy” tried to pull him out of his car window in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The 49-year-old, who has a black belt in karate, said his punches had little effect and that his hand was hurting as though he had “punched a wall.”

He wrote: “Almost got carjacked inside the parking facility of my studio. Man! That was close.

“Huge guy tried to pull me out my car window. Managed to get away. DTLA is mental.”

He continued: “As the adrenaline dissipates, my right hand is hurting like I punched a wall. I hooked the guy really hard in the face a few times while he was all in my window.

“He didn’t flinch. Didn’t even register it. I was like ‘Aww balls.’

“Possible headline tomorrow ‘Fran Theft Auto’?”, the singer joked.

Just last year, Healy was forced to undergo emergency surgery after being attacked by a dachshund he tried to rescue amidst chaotic scenes on a busy road.

Travis are set to play to a sell-out crowd in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh this August.