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‘Consider Your Health’: Former PARTRIDGE FAMILY Star Opens Up About Mystery Illness

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‘Consider Your Health’: Former PARTRIDGE FAMILY Star Opens Up About Mystery Illness

By Movieguide® Staff

Actor Danny Bonaduce, best known for his role as Danny Partridge in PARTRIDGE FAMILY, opened up about an illness that doctors have yet to diagnose.

The former child star shared about his struggle on a recent segment of GOOD MORNING AMERICA where he said his wife, Amy, noticed a speech impediment in April.

“I couldn’t walk at all,” the actor said. “I couldn’t do anything like that. She looked really nervous. And she said, ‘You’re not saying words, you’re not speaking English,’ which of course is preposterous to me.”

“We call an ambulance and [it] took me to the hospital where I remained for the first five days and remember very little of it,” he added.

After extensive testing and hospital care, doctors could not identify Bonaduce’s illness.

“I couldn’t walk,” he said. “I couldn’t keep my balance. I slurred really badly. I was afraid of everything. I was afraid of my stairs… — I was hoping for a diagnosis but did not get one.”

Despite the odd symptoms, Bonaduce returned to work recently, with appearances on his radio show, “The Danny Bonaduce & Sarah Morning Show.”

Although Bonaduce confessed he was discouraged, he wanted to use his experience as an opportunity to encourage others to be aware of their health.

“There was nothing that said this was gonna happen,” he said. “Take time to consider your health and what you’re doing. Pay attention.”

Please pray for Bonaduce’s health and for doctors to correctly diagnose him.