Danny Bonaduce returns to work after ‘mysterious illness’ left him ‘very badly’ and unable to walk
Danny Bonaduce is on the mend after being hit with a mysterious illness that affected his ability to speak and walk.
The 62-year-old radio DJ, best known for his role as Danny Partridge on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, returned to work Monday at KZOK in Seattle, where he co-hosts The Danny Bonaduce & Sarah Morning Show.
‘Good news. I’ll be back live on the radio this Monday. I can not wait. My brain is still a little fuzzy but that’s never stopped me — or the people who hire me,’ the actor announced back at the studio via Instagram Instagram.
Back to work: Danny Bonaduce, 63, returned to work on Monday after taking two months off due to a mysterious illness which affected his ability to speak and walk
The son of veteran writer and television producer Joseph Bonaduce shared information about his battle with the still undiagnosed condition on Good Morning America.
He started treatment in April when his wife, Amy, first noticed his speech was off and immediately called for help.
“I couldn’t walk at all. I couldn’t balance. I couldn’t do anything like that. She looked really nervous. And she said, “You don’t say words, you don’t speak English”, which of course is nonsense to me.
Medical Leave: The radio host announced that he would be taking time off to take care of his health. Doctors ruled out a stroke, but were unable to diagnose the cause of his illness
Doctors have ruled out a stroke, but still don’t know why he suffered from health issues.
While talking about his condition, he noted that he “couldn’t walk”, kept his balance, had “really bad” disturbances and had trouble remembering “anything”. “.
In April, the usually loud personality told his fans that he would be taking a step back to take care of his health, posting a photo using a cane.
Child actor: Danny began his career as a child actor, rising to fame in The Partridge Family, seen here around 1971 with co-stars Suzanne Crough, Jeremy Gelbwaks, Susan Dey, David Cassidy and Shirley Jones
“A little news to share – I’m taking temporary medical leave from my radio show. I’ll share more when I know more as I’m still working to receive a diagnosis,” he tweeted at the time.
He continued: “What I do know is that I need time to focus on my health right now. I love my job and talking to you guys and I will be back very soon.
Bonaduce then added a self-deprecating joke about his cane, joking: ‘Charlie Chaplin, Willy Wonka, Danny Bonaduce. I joined the club of cool guys with canes.
The beloved radio personality received an outpouring of support from fans including Johnathon Schaech and Selma Blair. He encourages his others to take care of their own health.