David Cassidy’s Son Beau Says Father ‘Is Very Sick’
David Cassidy was sent to the intensive care unit in a Florida hospital on Sunday as his condition started to worsen, a representative confirmed.
On Sunday afternoon, his son, Beau, wrote a message to fans about the singer.
“Unfortunately David is very sick. However he is getting the support he needs, surrounded by the people he loves most,” the message at 3 p.m. ET read. “Thank you very much for your love and concern that you have expressed in your messages to him.”
On Saturday, it was reported that he suffered organ failure and needed a kidney transplant. He was sent to a hospital earlier this week, TMZ reported.
Cassidy’s ex-wife and son were called to the hospital as his health worsens, TMZ reported.
70's Teen Idol David Cassidy is reportedly near death after multiple organ failures, currently in the ICU & surrounded by family. pic.twitter.com/Y7zL7N62tt
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The Daily News reported that he’s on a breathing tube.
“There’s really no issue anymore for a transplant,” a source said to TMZ. “It’s futile.”
But to counter the latest TMZ report, his publicist, JoAnn Geffen, told The Associated Press Sunday that there‘s “no update” on his medical status. He was taken to the hospital Wednesday.
Geffen added to AP that there’s nothing “imminent” about his health condition, and doctors are looking to “keep him as well as they can until they can find another liver.”
David’s son, Beau Cassidy, went on his father’s official Facebook page and gave an update fans on his condition.
He said in February that he’s battling dementia after he fell on stage at a Los Angeles concert. The fall sparked concern among fans.
“I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” he told People magazine. He said that his mother, Evelyn Ward, struggled with dementia until she died in 2012. “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,” he said.
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