Former child TV star and current KZOK DJ Danny Bonaduce was bitten by a woman during a fan meet-and-greet at a Washington casino Friday night.
“She said, ‘I loved you on “The Partridge Family.” Can I kiss you?’,” Bonaduce recalled. When he agreed she latched on to his cheek for up to a minute, Bonaduce said, until others were finally able to get her off of him.
“I could feel things popping,” Bonaduce said. Ever the trooper, he continued the meet-and-greet.
Bonaduce showed me the bright red wound Saturday night backstage at a mixed martial arts event he was a commentator. He didn’t want to reveal the casino the bite occurred at, saying only it was up north. However, Bonaduce appeared at Skagit Valley Casino Resort on Friday night and he confirmed on Sunday that was the site of the bite.
And what was going through Bonaduce’s mind during the ordeal? “Bath salts,” he replied. It’s a reference to the street name of a designer drug that’s been blamed for zombie-like attacks where perpetrators have literally taken chunks of flesh out of people.
Police officers came by his hotel room Saturday morning to photograph and measure the wound, Bonaduce said. Bonaduce’s wife, Amy, said her husband was treated with antibiotics but she was still concerned Saturday night, periodically examining the injury.
Though the woman was taken into custody immediately following the incident Bonaduce will not press charges, he said. Not that he wasn’t mad.
“I told her as she walking away if she was a man I’d….” Bonaduce says a lot of things I can’t put in print. Let’s just say Bonaduce has a reputation for getting in fights and he does pretty well at them.
Friday’s incident was in sharp contrast to a fan meet-and-greet Thursday evening at Tacoma bar Peterson Brothers 1111 on the Hilltop. There, Bonaduce met dozens of fans. He was very complimentary of the event on Saturday night and on Sunday tweeted, “Peterson Bros 1111’s meatloaf sandwiches are really good, but apparently I’m delicious…”
Saturday’s CageSport MMA event was taped and will be broadcast on cable in October by Brian Halquist Productions.