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Street performer says he'll return soon after being attacked

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If you’ve noticed a lack of bear-costumed, keytar playing street performers in Boston lately you're not crazy.

The man known as Keytar Bear is a common site in the Harvard Square area and at Faneuil Hall, but after being attacked he took a short break.

“He took a selfie then out of now where he just punched the mouth of the teddy bear which is where my face is located,” he said.

The attacker also damaged his keytar.

Keytar Bear said he performs to lift people's spirits.

“Instead of coming home from work complaining about your job, you're going to come home from work and say, 'yo, look what I saw.'"

Despite being attacked, he’ll return to performing soon.

"The love I have with Boston, that's just too hard not to. I'm not going to let anyone get involved with the relationship I have with Boston," he said.

To show how much Boston loves Keytar Bear Abby Taylor set up a fundraising page to help pay for the damages and medical bills.

“The money is going to help him, but overall I think knowing how much Boston cares about what he’s doing will mean so much more,” Taylor said.

There will also be a fundraising event later in the month where Keytar Bear will perform.

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