When Danny was 7 years old, he was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome. Tourette Syndrome or TS is a neurodevelopmental or brain-based condition that causes people who have it to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. Roughly 200,000 Americans are afflicted with this condition. Danny D’s condition worsened through his teenage years. Danny says it did not cause too many issues and when it did, he knew how to take care of it. Danny did not know it was Tourette’s until he was 21 and his father found an article in a magazine relating to Tourette’s. He was finally diagnosed by a doctor and they began to try different treatments, even experimental treatments. But he believes it is his determination, positive outlook and desire to always beat Tourette’s that has helped him lead such a successful life.
Through his determination and his belief in never giving up, Danny has created a successful career in the music industry. He has performed with Kid Rock, Paul Stanley from KISS and The Silver Bullet Band. Danny is driven and has never let his condition be a reason why he could not be the celebrity he is today. And this is why Danny D is this week’s Health Hero!