BOSTON (CBS) — The street performer known as “Keytar Bear” is back on the streets of Boston after two attacks sent him into hibernation.
In March, the bear had a bottle of Snapple thrown at him while he performed in Faneuil Hall. In April, Keytar Bear was sucker punched, leaving him with a broken nose. He believes he was the victim of a “knockout game.”
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports
On Monday, Keytar Bear told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens that after taking some time and bleach to wash the blood out of his costume, he’s happy to be back.
“It feels like I’m back home again. I really missed everybody,” Keytar Bear said.
Since the attack, Keytar Bear says he’s adopted a training regime consisting of hundreds of sit-ups and push-ups a day.
“To be able to perform in the street, you have to be in fighting condition,” he said.
Judging by the money in his bucket in the Harvard Square T station Monday, the community missed him too. Keytar Bear gained a cult following after the attack, as supporters turned to social media to raise money for the bear.
“My love for Boston is so strong,” Keytar Bear said.
Watch: Carl Stevens reports from the Red Line