Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy has had a long history with alcohol addiction, and his addiction has taken its toll on the actor/musician.
Read more on the David Cassidy’s declining health as he’s aware that he’s struggling with memory loss…
CelebNHealth247.com has the latest on the 66-year-old actor-singer, who tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia and he sensed “this was coming.”
Before things get worse for Cassidy, he states, for now he wants to stay focused and “enjoy life.”
David Cassidy candidly spoke to People about his diagnosis, revealing:
“I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming.”
He recalled watching his mother struggling with the disease:
“In the end, the only way I knew she recognized me is with one single tear that would drop from her eye every time I walked into the room. … I feared I would end up that way.”
In addition to his diagnosis, Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial success, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy. The stepson of actress and fellow “Partridge Family” star Shirley Jones, David Cassidy appeared so inebriated at an LA Show.
David tried to give a heartfelt speech about the song, but he became visibly frustrated with the crowd’s inattentiveness.
Cassidy was heard saying to the crowd:
“Yeah, obviously you’re not listening so it doesn’t matter, I’ll just shut up now.”
What is sad is David is battling Dementia, but people want to point the finger at his long history of alcohol addiction. We are not saying his addictive behavior isn’t a factor, but Dementia tends to be a heretiary disease unfortunately.
Stay strong David.