Actor, Musician David Cassidy Hospitalized for Organ Failure

November 19, 2017 Updated: November 19, 2017

Former “Partridge Family” star and singer David Cassidy was hospitalized in Florida and is “currently conscious and surrounded by family,” CBS reported.

His brother, Shaun Cassidy, wrote on Facebook that the messages of support the star received “mean the world to all of us.”

Cassidy, 67, went to the hospital due to kidney failure, a family spokesman said, and is in need of a liver transplant, People Magazine reported.

He’s in critical condition, but “he is conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day,” publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN.

David Cassidy in 2009. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


Earlier this year, Cassidy told People magazine that he’s been battling dementia, saying that the illness runs in the family.

“I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” he said to People. “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions. I want to love. I want to enjoy life,” he told the magazine, adding that he won’t tour anymore.


Actor David Cassidy accepts his Hippest Fashion Plate, Male award for “The Partridge Family” during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
David Cassidy at a press conference in the LWT studios on the South Bank, London on May 25, 1974. (Ian Showell/Keystone/Getty Images)

Cassidy rose to fame for his role as Keith Partridge in “The Partridge Family,” a 1970s sitcom about a mother and her five children who formed a rock ‘n’ roll band.

Cassidy in recent years has spoken about his longstanding addictions to drugs and alcohol. In 2015, he also filed for bankruptcy, and between 2010 and 2014, he was arrested on three DUI charges, according to the BBC.

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