"The Walking Dead" Star Norman Reedus Learned to Avoid Biters — Fans, Not Zombies

Posted on: October 13th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Mark Schafer/AMC(NEW YORK) — On The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon knows a thing or two about avoiding a fatal bite from walkers on the hit show; in real life, however, it’s a little tougher, seeing as the AMC show has some rabid fans — luckily, not literally. 

After all, last year, one bit him.

On Live with Kelly Thursday, Reedus explained how fans of the series give him all sorts of trinkets and other mementos — including “body parts,” like breast implants.

But one fan really left her mark on him when she up and bit him at a fan convention. “There was a really nice lady, and I went in to hug her, and she kind of turned into a werewolf…she kind of howled to the sky and chomped on me…” 

Kelly and her guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba were shocked. “When they escorted her from the building she asked, ‘What happened?’ And they were like, ‘You bit Norman!’ And she said, ‘I did?'”

Indeed, the woman’s Instagram posted proof, with the biter captioning a picture with Reedus with the confession, “Finally got to meet the love of my life, and get banned…because I lost my mind…Got so excited standing beside him… & just turned my head and bit him! I don’t know what came over me. It wasn’t my intention to hurt him. I’m sorry Norman!”

“That’s not even the weirdest thing,” Reedus laughed on Live, “But it’s up there.”

As for October 23rd’s Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, look elsewhere for spoilers, the star recommends. Season 6 ended with Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan bludgeoning one of the show’s heroes to death — but the fans still don’t know which one bought it at the end of Lucille, Negan’s barbed wire-covered bat. “It’s one of the biggest seasons and episodes — I can’t imagine it being bigger,” the star says. As for spoilers? “You don’t wanna know. Trust me. I feel people are gonna lose their mind. It’s crazy.”

Apparently we find out which character literally lost their mind right off the…ahem…bat when the show returns October 23 at 9 p.m. Eastern on AMC.

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