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Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

Anyone who grew up with The Partridge Family is probably finding it hard not to think of that show and its most popular star, David Cassidy, who, at the age of 67, is battling for his life against kidney and liver failure, while at the same time struggling with dementia. However, Cassidy's publicist Jo-Ann Geffen gave a more positive outlook, claiming that doctors aimed to "keep [Cassidy] as well as they can until they can find another liver". His health has been in decline for more than two months, and his family has been told to prepare for the worst. He was delighted to see them. There's been total resolution within the family.

Cassidy, 67, was moved to the ICU on Sunday as his condition worsened, and family members have been dropping everything to flock to his side. The site quoted the aforementioned statement from Cassidy's rep, adding that the actor and his family are taking things "day by day".

David's son Beau, 26, has now written a message on the singer's Facebook page, stating: "Unfortunately David is very sick". However he is getting the support he needs, surrounded by the people he loves most.

David previously spoke out on his alcohol battle too, telling Piers Morgan in 2014: "If I take another drink, I'm going to die, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually". He has been in declining health for a while and has been open about his financial and health problems.

Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital
Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

David Cassidy said in February that he's battling dementia after he fell on stage at a Los Angeles concert. He told People magazine: "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming". I wanted to let you all know that I am not retired, I do want to play again. "I was concerned people would mistake my alcoholism with my diagnosis", said Cassidy.

It is unclear what caused Cassidy's organs to fail or if he will be able to get a liver transplant soon.

The show also launched his music career as the sitcom launched Billboard chart hits, including the chart-topping "I Think I Love You".

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