Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead was reportedly bitten at Walker Stalker Convention in New York/New Jersey by a fan who is now banned from future WSC events.
Turns out that Norman Reedus has to watch out for biters even when he’s not on the set of AMC’s hit zombie survival drama The Walking Dead.
According to several reports, a female fan was standing in front of Spoil The Dead member Michael Bowman in the line for photo opportunities with Reedus and Michael Rooker at Walker Stalker Con NY/NJ around 2:50 pm when it was her turn to get a picture taken.
The woman approached the two actors and told Norman Reedus a story about how she likes to pretend that she’s married to him. After a moment, security ran in and restrained the woman, explaining that she was to be removed for biting the The Walking Dead star and saying “Um….ma’am. You just bit Norman Reedus.”
Michael Rooker was surprised by the interaction as well. In fact, the actor who played Merle Dixon reportedly exclaimed “What the f**k was that?!”
Norman Reedus typically is very fan friendly at conventions, allowing fans to get extra close and even sometimes making silly poses or licking the fans he really likes. This is a real step backwards for fan interaction at conventions as many celebrities avoid events like this for the very reason that poor interactions can happen.
There is a photo of an Instagram post where the woman shows remorse for her actions, but biting celebrities is never a good way to make them notice you. She has since been banned from Walker Stalker Con and lost the two remaining photo tickets she had in the process.