David Cassidy has revealed to People Magazine that he has dementia.
It was reported over the weekend that at a concert, the 66-year-old best known for starring in the Partridge Family had trouble remembering the lyrics to songs he’s been singing for almost half a century. At that same show he also fell down, according to Billboard, which led many to believe he was intoxicated. At that same show, he announced he would be retiring from music.
Cassidy’s grandfather and mother both had the disease. He told People, “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming.”
He said his decision to stop going on tour is due to health reasons. “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions,” he said. “I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”
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