November 18, 2017
David Cassidy Hospitalized With Reported Organ Failure
Pop star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida and is suffering from organ failure, according to his publicist.
The 67-year-old David Cassidy has been stricken with dementia. His publicist, JoAnn Geffen, confirmed his illness, noting, “Although he is now conscious and surrounded by family.”
Reports indicate Cassidy has been hospitalized for three days and is in critical condition. He has been in declining health for a while and has been open about his financial and health problems.
Cassidy, the star of The Partridge Family television show, last performed in March at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York.
The singer is suffering from kidney failure and needs a liver transplant. Cassidy’s health has been in decline for more than two months, and his family has been told to prepare for the worst, according to the report.
Cassidy revealed his dementia diagnosis earlier this year. He has also been open about his struggles with alcohol and drug addition.
In February, he was a guest on the Dr. Phil show, and talked about falling on stage and forgetting the lyrics to one of his songs during an Agoura Hills, Calif. performance.
“When friends of yours or family members begin to say to you, ‘Remember, I just told you this two days ago,’ and there’s no memory of it, that’s when I began to be very concerned,” he said on the show.
Cassidy was arrested for three DUIs since 2010. A judge ordered him to rehab in 2014.
Cassidy, who comes from a show business family, skyrocketed to fame for his role at Keith Partridge on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, which aired from 1970-1974. He became a teen idol, fueling his fame with such heart-throb hit as I Think I Love You.