Lifestyle Health Danny Bonaduce 'Couldn't Walk at All' and 'Slurred Really Badly' Due to Mystery Illness "There was nothing that said this was going to happen," Danny Bonaduce said of his mystery illness, which he announced in April while taking a hiatus from his radio show By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 27, 2022 04:26 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Bobby Bank/Getty Danny Bonaduce is shedding some light on his mystery illness. The Partridge Family alum, 62, said he "was hoping for a diagnosis but did not get one" Monday on ABC News after announcing the health scare and a subsequent hiatus from his Seattle's KZOK radio show The Danny Bonaduce & Sarah Morning Show in April. "I couldn't walk at all. I couldn't balance, I couldn't do anything like that," Bonaduce explained of his symptoms, adding that he was "afraid of everything, I was afraid of my stairs, for God's sake." Danny Bonaduce's Sister Says They Are 'Not Being Coy' by Calling His Illness a 'Mystery' He recounted the first signs of his illness showing up in April, when his wife Amy Bonaduce noticed that his speech was impaired. "She looked really nervous, and she [said], 'You're not saying words, you're not speaking English,'" Danny recalled. "Which of course is preposterous to me. We called an ambulance and took me to the hospital, where I remained for the first five days and remembered very little of it." Danny noted that although his ailment remains a mystery, doctors ruled out a stroke after conducting an x-ray. "I just immediately said 'stroke.' I'd seen my dad had a stroke, it was the same thing. I couldn't walk, I couldn't keep my balance, I slurred really badly, I couldn't remember anything," he explained. "And this amazing miracle of medicine, they said, 'You did not have a stroke.'" The Breaking Bonaduce star returned to his radio hosting gig on Monday and he plans to use his platform to get fans to take control of their health. "There was nothing that said this was going to happen. There was nothing at all. Take time to consider your health, what you're doing. Pay attention," Danny added. RELATED VIDEO: 'The Partridge Family's' Danny Bonaduce Says Now Is a 'Great Time' to Send Love to David Cassidy He first spoke about his illness in April, sharing a photo of himself standing with the help of a cane. "Some news to share," Danny prefaced the announcement. "I'm taking a temporary medical leave from my radio show. I'll share more when I know more. I'm still working towards receiving a diagnosis. What I know is, I need time to focus on my health," he added. "I love my job and talking to you guys & I'll be back on the air soon." Danny's sister Celia has since assured fans that they were "not being coy when we say this is a 'mystery illness,'" adding that "the great medical minds of Seattle are at work trying to solve this conundrum." Danny and Amy also shared their gratitude for his fans' support at the time.