'The Wood' Star Violently Beaten, Left Unconscious

9/25/2015 12:21 PM PDT

'The Wood' and 'Dope' Star De'Aundre Bonds -- Violently Beaten, Left Unconscious

EXCLUSIVE

De'Aundre Bonds, who starred in "The Wood," is recovering from a brutal attack delivered by multiple people ... and he says he has no clue who did it.

We're told Bonds says he was jumped in downtown L.A. Thursday around midnight ... beaten into unconsciousness, and left in the middle of a street. One of his friends happened to be driving by after the attack, realized it was Bonds and drove him to a hospital.

His injuries are pretty brutal -- requiring 8 stitches across his eyebrow, and 2 in the middle of his head. He was released early this morning.

Bonds is telling friends his attackers jumped out of nowhere, and he didn't see any faces. He did not call police.

De'Aundre's been on the comeback trail with a role in "Dope" this year and a few more on the way. He served nearly 10 years in prison for killing his aunt's boyfriend.