BOSTON (CBS) – The anonymous Boston street performer known as Keytar Bear, who has has gained cult status through social media, says he is holding off on filing a police report following an incident where he was punched in the face and reportedly had his nose broken, hoping his attacker will “do the right thing.”
In a statement Saturday, he says he forgives his attacker and hopes the suspect will step up and take responsibility for the incident that has sidelined him from performing.
“To the person who hurt me, I forgive you for punching me and breaking my nose after taking a photo with me downtown last week. I forgive your friends who filmed it too. You were grooving and being nice and friendly and then smashed my face. You do not have to act this way. You can be a good person if you want to be. It’s your choice,” the statement said.
Keytar Bear also thanked the many people who have offered their support in recent days.
“I have never known such kindness and generosity in my life and am overwhelmed by your (fundraising) efforts. Thank you for your outpouring of well wishes and support,” the statement added.”I cannot perform for you in my present condition but hope to pop up around town as soon as possible. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“Keytar Bear” has been a frequent presence in the Downtown Crossing T station and Harvard Square.
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