David Cassidy Now ‘Critical But Stable,’ Says Ex-Wife

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 21, 2017 Updated: November 21, 2017

Singer and “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy was stable but still in critical condition at a Florida hospital on Monday, Nov. 21, according to his former wife.

“He is in the hospital suffering from liver and kidney failure,” Jo-Ann Geffen, Cassidy’s spokeswoman, told the Florida Sun-Sentinel on Sunday. “He is conscious and surrounded by family.”

In recent years, Cassidy lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Cassidy’s former wife, Sue Shifrin, tweeted on Monday: “OFFICIAL UPDATE: CRITICAL BUT STABLE.” The night before, she wrote: “UPDATE- David is still with us. Keep praying!”

Over the weekend, it was reported that Cassidy, 67, suffered organ failure the previous week and needed a kidney transplant. Geffen told People that Cassidy was put into a medically induced coma at one point.

Geffen told the AP on Saturday that there is nothing “imminent” about his condition. At that time, doctors were hoping to “keep him as well as they can until they can find another liver,” she added.

The singer’s representative also confirmed over the weekend that he’s conscious and surrounded by family, including his son Beau Cassidy, brother Patrick Cassidy, and Shifrin.

The former teen idol said earlier this year that he was struggling with memory loss and that he was ending his 50-year career as a touring singer.

His mother, actress Evelyn Ward, died at age 89 in 2012 after struggling with dementia for years, he noted.

“I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” Cassidy, then 66, told People.

He also said, “I just can’t tour anymore. I know it’s time,” the Santa Barbara Independent reported.

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