‘Partridge Family’ Star Danny Bonaduce Announces Retirement From Newer Job
Danny Bonaduce announced his retirement on Monday. Best known for being a child star on the popular ’70s show The Partridge Family, Bonaduce has co-hosted a morning talk and music show on the Seattle-based radio station KZOK-FM since 2012. In his announcement, he shared that his last radio day will be Friday. He thanked KZOK-FM for “12 amazing years” and revealed that he will retire in Palm Springs but keep a place in Seattle too.
The 64-year-old shared, “I am the luckiest guy in entertainment. I joined the actors union at age three and with little interruption, I have worked in the industry I love for 60 years. I loved almost every minute of it. I want to thank the loyal fans who have followed me throughout my career, including the last 12 based in Seattle. Thank you to iHeartRadio for believing in me, to my on-air partner Sarah for putting up with me. My thanks to Paul Anderson, my agent for decades who has been my steady guide and business partner.”
He continued, “And most importantly, to the love of my life, Amy, who is my rock. Retirement is just a word, I expect to visit my friends and family at KZOK as I pop back on the air from time to time to say hello. I’ve been in the entertainment industry for six decades and this is the best time I’ve ever had. Thank you all.”
Bonaduce worked regularly in the past 12 years on the radio, except when he had to take a few months off last year. He started experiencing stroke-like symptoms and was eventually diagnosed with hydrocephalus and had to have brain surgery. According to WebMD, hydrocephalus “which roughly means ‘water on the brain’ — is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. This fluid doesn’t flow or get absorbed the way it should. That can lead to backups and blockages that put pressure on your brain.”
After Partridge Family, Bonaduce guest-starred on several television shows including CHiPs, Married… With Children, The Drew Carey Show, That ’70s Show, and many more. He was a professional wrestler for a while in the ’90s and has participated in several celebrity charity events. Unfortunately, as many child stars struggle with drug abuse, Bonaduce was no exception. However, he says he is now clean and sober.