Keytar Bear released a statement today (yes, of course, Keytar Bear now releases statements), in which he says he forgives the guy who punched him in his face - and his friend who videotaped the attack - but that the guy had better turn himself in:
Dear Boston, I donâ€™t have a TV or a computer. Last night I found out about all of the news coverage and fundraising going on in response to my getting hurt. I have never known such kindness and generosity in my life and am overwhelmed by your efforts. Thank you for your outpouring of well wishes and support. I feel happy and free when I play my music for you on the street. I like how you dance and sometime sing along. 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.
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. Itâ€™s your choice. I have decided not to file a police report immediately so you can have a chance to step up and take responsibility for your actions before the police come knocking on your door.
Our peaceful journey continues,