Danny Bonaduce Goes In For a Kiss — And Loses Some Face
It’s been a rough week for ’70s child stars. First we learned Joanie Cunningham is drunk and homeless, and now Danny Partridge has fallen prey to a fan who tried to take a piece of his cheek home as a souvenir. In her mouth.
Danny Bonaduce, the ginger-haired former ‘Partridge Family’ star and radio show host, made an appearance at a casino on Friday as master of ceremonies at a Hell’s Belles concert. Hell’s Belles, for the uninitiated, are an all-female AC/DC cover band. So it stands to reason that the people there were more than a little unconventional.
But as Bonaduce would soon learn, there’s “unconventional” and then there’s “face-eating unconventional.”
As he later told KIRO-TV, a woman approached him and said, “I love your radio show. I loved you on the ‘Partridge Family.’ Can you kiss me?”
He agreed, and that was his unwitting strategic error. He leaned in, the woman put her arms around him — and then she sank her teeth into his cheek and wouldn’t let go.
“They were tiny little Chucky teeth. Man, they just gnawed like piranhas,” Bonaduce said. “People are trying to pull her off me … I’m screaming like a baby … [It was like] someone wadded up 10 lit cigarettes and stuck them on your face, but they didn’t go out, they just stayed that hot.”
Regardless, he isn’t pressing charges because he feels the woman had lost her grip on reality (a state of mind with which he’s familiar). “I think she was truly, truly delusional,” he said.
Can’t argue there. What person in her right mind would try to kiss Danny Bonaduce?