Radio personality and former child star Danny Bonaduce claims he was the victim of a bizarre attack at a casino in Washington Friday night by an overzealous fan who may have been on “bath salts.”
The 53-year-old comedic personality was emceeing a concert by the all-female AC/DC cover band Hell’s Belles at the Skagit Valley Casino Resort in Bow, Wash., when he says he was approached by a female fan. The woman claimed to be a longtime fan of Bonaduce’s and asked for permission to kiss him. After agreeing, the fan then sunk her teeth into Bonaduce’s cheek for about a minute, until people nearby were able to forcibly pry her off, reported the News Tribune.
"The first lady in line ... says 'I love your radio show. I loved you on the "Partridge Family." Can you kiss me?' And I said, 'Sure,'" said Bonaduce, before being bitten by the woman.
"They were tiny little Chucky teeth. Man, they just gnawed like piranhas," he said. "People are trying to pull her off me ... I'm screaming like a baby."
"It was so painful," said the actor. "I've been shot and I've been stabbed ... this hurt worse."
"It was ... as if someone wadded up 10 lit cigarettes and stuck them on your face, but they didn't go out, they just stayed that hot."
Bonaduce, who rose to fame as Danny Partridge on the hit TV series “The Partridge Family” and currently hosts “The Danny Bonaduce Show” for the Seattle-based radio station KZOK, says his first thought after the attack was “bath salts.” The actor was referring to a synthetic designer drug that has been attributed to a recent spate of zombie-like attacks, including a Chinese man who chewed off a woman’s face and a Texas resident who ate his family’s 40-lb dog.
Bonaduce showed typical good humor after the incident, however. After appearing at a bar in Tacoma, Wash., called “Peterson Brothers 1111,” Bonaduce tweeted, “Peterson Bros 1111's meatloaf sandwiches are really good, but apparently I'm delicious.”
The woman was later arrested and taken into custody by police. But Bonaduce, who is being treated for his wounds with antibiotics, says he doesn’t plan to press charges against her unless police urge him to for her own safety.
"I think she was truly, truly delusional. I don't think she had any idea what she did,” he said. “"I won't press charges unless they call me up and say we really think she'll harm herself, please press charges, and then I would."