The recent announcement of his dementia was NOT to be the worst of his worries.
Now David Cassidy — only 67 years old — has taken a serious turn for the worse.
The 67-year-old Partridge Family star and singer was rushed to hospital in Florida three days ago.
A source told TMZ that his condition was ‘grim’. He is believed to have been in failing health for the last two months.
Doctors believe he could die if he doesn’t get an urgent kidney or liver transplant.
He’s said to have ‘multiple organ failure’.
He has filed for bankruptcy, divorced from third wife Sue Shifrin, has had multiple arrests, eye surgeries and went through a stint in rehab.
At the end of February, he sat down with Dr. Phil to discuss his diagnosis.
Dr. Phil told the singer that it appeared as though ‘there were times’ that Cassidy was ‘losing’ his place during the concert, to which Cassidy agreed.
‘And then you said at one point “I can tell you’re not gonna listen so, I’m just gonna leave,” and you did slip off the stage at one point,’ Dr. Phil said.
Cassidy replied, ‘Not really slipped. No.’
…’…certainly my dementia has a, has contributed to the reason why I don’t want to go out and I don’t want to hear, “Well, he looked like he was drunk or he looked like he was” – I, I wasn’t.’
It’s a sad story.
And a lot of our readers will be too young to remember even the re-runs. For their benefit, here’s a quick description of the show:
The Partridge Family is an American musical-sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones played a widowed mother, and Cassidy played the oldest of her five children who embarked on a music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and had subsequent runs in syndication. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family The Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
…Subsequent episodes usually feature the band performing in various venues or in their garage. The shows often contrast suburban life with the adventures of a show-business family on the road. After the first season, more of the show’s action takes place in their hometown than on tour.