Family Rushes to David Cassidy’s Side While He’s Hospitalized
The family of singer and “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy is dropping what they’re doing to be by his side while he remains hospitalized. Reports this week said he was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure.
“There had been many family issues because of his alcoholism, but they are all reuniting in support of him,” a source told People magazine. “He was delighted to see them.”
A representative for Cassidy told People that he was placed in a medically induced coma but that he was conscious on Saturday, Nov. 18, and was surrounded by his family, including his son Beau Cassidy, and former wife Sue Shifrin. His brother, Patrick Cassidy, was also there.
On Sunday evening, Beau Cassidy wrote a message on his father’s official Facebook page.
“Unfortunately David is very sick. However he is getting the support he needs, surrounded by the people he loves most,” the post read. “Thank you very much for your love and concern that you have expressed in your messages to him.”
TMZ reported over the weekend that the 67-year-old singer’s health situation is apparently dire.
“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, Jo-Ann Geffen, told The Associated Press Sunday that there‘s “no update” on his medical status. He was taken to the hospital Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Geffen also told 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 Cassidy 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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