Danny Bonaduce, known for his role in “The Partridge Family,” is preparing for brain surgery after spending a year battling an illness that has affected his ability to walk. The 63-year-old star revealed this news during an interview with TMZ, where he disclosed that he was finally diagnosed with hydrocephalus in March after consulting with over 100 doctors.
Diagnosis and Symptoms of Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus is a neurological disorder characterized by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain’s cavities. The National Institutes of Health outlines several symptoms of hydrocephalus in adults, including problems with balance, blurred vision, and memory loss.
Potential Causes of Hydrocephalus
While the exact cause of Bonaduce’s hydrocephalus remains unclear, various factors can contribute to the development of this condition. In many cases, hydrocephalus occurs due to an obstruction that disrupts the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid or overproduction of the fluid.
Bonaduce’s Speculation on the Cause
Reflecting on his situation, Bonaduce humorously admitted that he was unsure of the cause of his hydrocephalus, considering the numerous “stupid things” he has done in the past. He mentioned taking a guitar to the head during a reality show, which could potentially be linked to his current condition.
Surgery Procedure and Expectations
Bonaduce revealed to TMZ that the surgery would take place on Monday. The procedure would involve the insertion of a drain port at the back of his head to alleviate the excess fluid accumulation. The surgery aims to address his condition and potentially provide immediate improvements to his health.
Bonaduce’s Health Battle and Leave of Absence
Bonaduce first made his health battle public in April of the previous year when he announced his temporary medical leave from “The Danny Bonaduce & Sarah Morning Show” on Seattle radio station KZOK, where he had been hosting since 2011. During this time, he sought help from numerous doctors who were initially unable to determine the cause of his symptoms. Bonaduce described experiencing difficulties walking and falling as his condition worsened.
Support from Radio Station and Wife
Despite his health challenges, Bonaduce expressed gratitude for the support he received from his wife, Amy Railsback, whom he married in 2010. He acknowledged her care and dedication during this challenging period of his life. Additionally, the radio station has installed a studio at his home, allowing Bonaduce to continue his broadcasting work while he recovers from surgery.
We here at Right Celebrity wish you a speedy recovery, Danny Bonaduce!