Former actor and current radio host Danny Bonaduce is set to take a medical leave from his show. Bonaduce revealed that he will undergo brain surgery due to a recent health scare.
What type of surgery is Danny Bonaduce getting?
In a recent post to Instagram, Bonaduce said that he would take a “temporary medical leave” from his radio show. Bonaduce said that he will share more as he can, but in an interview with TMZ, revealed the surgery is an effort to recover from a mystery illness.
In the interview, Bonaduce has recently had trouble walking, and would spend his days speaking to “hundreds” of doctors trying to figure out what the issue was.
“My life was talking to doctors. I had meetings with five doctors on one single day, and nobody could figure out what it was,” Bonaduce said. “And I thought, ‘Well, this is a big deal. I’m falling down now. That can’t be good.’”
Eventually, Bonaduce said, a doctor deduced that it could be hydrocephalus. This is a neurological disorder caused by a buildup of liquid in the brain. Bonaduce joked that he had no idea how he got it as he recounted some of his past antics.
“On a reality TV show, I took a guitar to the head. That hurt and was possibly the cause of all this. I got punched in the face by Jose Canseco, a 250-pound professional athlete,” Bonaduce said, before joking that he didn’t fall down from the punch.
Bonaduce went on to note that he will soon undergo brain surgery. Doctors will drain some of the excess liquid in his brain with a shunt. From what he’s been told, and if the hydrocephalus diagnosis is correct, he would have about a 50% chance of being better right after the surgery.
“From what I hear, if the diagnosis is correct and it’s hydrocephalus, it will be 50 percent better right out [of surgery],” Bonaduce said, noting that he doesn’t “want to get my hopes up too much that I’ll be cured.”
“Unfortunately right now, and I don’t mean to be a sorry guy, but I will be completely bummed out if this doesn’t work,” said Bonaduce. “I can’t walk correctly. I just can’t. Ten percent would be great, but I’m going for a full-blown [fix]… I’m never going to run track, I’m never gonna box again, but if I can get from here to the kitchen on my own, bravo!”