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After David Cassidy revealed to People in February that he is battling dementia, the star says he’s been moved by the outpouring of support he’s received.
The 66-year-old actor and singer, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family, tells People: “I was particularly touched by the lovely personal notes from Harry Connick Jr. and Katie Couric, who are two of my favorite people.”
He said that he also heard from his Partridge costar Danny Bonaduce, who he says “reached out privately and publicly to offer kind words, encouragement and support. »
- Christina Dugan and Mia McNiece
Jack Cassidy — nephew of David Cassidy and grandson of The Partridge Family’s Shirley Jones — took steps to find his place in his family’s musical heritage by competing in ‘The Voice’ blind auditions on Monday. Before coming out to perform for the panel of judges, Cassidy sat down for a pre-recorded segment, where he […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Music runs in the family!
While playing the keys, the 18-year-old — who is also the grandson of Partridge Family‘s Shirley Jones — belted out Joan Osborne’s 1995 hit “One of Us” to sway coaches Adam Levine and Alicia Keys to turn their red chairs.
During the show, Jack, who grew up listening to Elton John and the Beatles, revealed that one of the reasons he liked the idea of a blind audition was because »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Jack Cassidy -- nephew of David Cassidy and grandson of The Partridge Family's Shirley Jones -- took steps to find his place in his family's musical heritage by competing in The Voice's blind auditions on Monday.
Before coming out to perform for the panel of judges, Cassidy sat down for a pre-recorded segment, where he opened up about his background.
"I come from a very musical family," Cassidy shared. "Growing up, everyone was a singer and everyone had their own careers. It's just been this searching and this struggle to find out who I was."
'The Voice': 7 Things You Didn’t See on TV From Season's 12 Blind Auditions.
Cassidy has turned his life to religion and helping the less fortunate, and in turn has made soulful worship music his niche. He says he sees The Voice as an opportunity to help further his goals and "really carry on the family legacy."
His famous »
[[tmz:video id="0_v9pqp4pm"]] David Cassidy hit the stage again, this time in NYC, and he was open about his medical and other problems. David performed at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Saturday night, and explained why he couldn't tour anymore. He's already revealed he's battling dementia, but also said he has arthritis bad enough that it makes strumming the guitar an ordeal. The Partridge Family singer was super pissed at a woman who kept taking pics with a flash and ordered her out, »
- TMZ Staff
David Cassidy is slamming rumors that he has relapsed in his battle with alcohol abuse.
“You’ve had problems with alcohol across time, correct?” the show’s host questions Cassidy, who confirms.
“Some of the fans said that they saw you down a glass of wine in one big drink before the show,” Dr. Phil says in reference to a recent show at the Sheraton hotel in Agoura Hills, »
- Natalie Stone
In a Dr. Phil interview that airs Wednesday, The Partridge Family alum, 66, says he was diagnosed with the disease more than two years ago, but it was foreshadowed years earlier when his mother, actress Evelyn Ward, died of Alzheimer's-related dementia in 2012 at age 89.
Watch: David Cassidy Reveals Dementia Diagnosis, Says He Was 'In Denial' Yet 'Always Knew This Was Coming'
Cassidy reveals that his greatest fear is to be "in a place [his] mother was the last two years of her life, where I would completely disappear."
"I'd just be a burden to caretakers and couldn't walk, couldn't talk, couldn't sing, couldn't play," Cassidy says. "That's kind of my greatest fear."
In another clip, Cassidy recalls the first symptoms that alarmed him.
"When friends of yours or family members begin to say to you, 'Remember? I just »
David Cassidy is speaking out again about his battle with dementia. One week after publicly revealing his struggle with the brain disease, he will appear on Dr. Phil Wednesday to discuss how it's affected his life. The Partridge Family actor says he first noticed symptoms of the disease two and half years ago. "When friends of yours or family members begin to tell you and say to you—'Remember? I just told you this two days ago?'—and there's no memory of it, that's when I began to be very concerned," he tells Dr. Phil McGraw. After seeing his own mother "disappear" to the same disease, he told his 26-year-old son, Beau Cassidy, "I want you to promise me you'll find a way »
The teen heartthrob from The Partridge Family, David Cassidy, has revealed that he is suffering from dementia and will be retiring as a result. David Cassidy Reveals He Is Battling Dementia The star spoke about his health following a concert in California, where he struggled to remember his own song lyrics. He also seemed to lose his […]
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- Hillary Luehring-Jones
“David Cassidy once had a bigger fan club than Elvis & the Beatles. If you’re a fan, now is a great time to send him your love & best wishes,” Bonaduce, 57, tweeted on Monday evening.
He and Cassidy, 66, played siblings for nearly four years on The Partridge Family from 1970 – 1974.
Bonaduce, who portrayed the middle child in a family of five children, was the first former Partridge costar to speak out following Cassidy’s announcement.
David Cassidy once had a bigger fan club than Elvis & the Beatles. »
- Karen Mizoguchi
“The Partridge Family” star David Cassidy is battling dementia, the 66-year-old actor revealed to People. The actor, who starred as Keith Partridge on the hit ’70s series, made the shocking revelation this week, telling the magazine that he “was in denial” about his diagnosis after witnessing his grandmother and mother fight the same illness. “In […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
David Cassidy is opening up about his battle with dementia.
The singer and former star of The Partridge Family was recently diagnosed with the memory loss syndrome, Et can confirm.
Cassidy recently spoke about his history with dementia -- including watching both his grandfather and his mother, actress Evelyn Ward, suffer from the illness -- and admitted to People that he had long feared that he would also receive the diagnosis.
"I was in denial," the 66-year-old "I Think I Love You" singer shared, "but a part of me always knew this was coming."
Watch: David Cassidy Reveals the Real Story Behind His Onstage Tirade: 'I Couldn't See'
Cassidy also reflected on watching his mother "disappear" into her struggle with the disease, recounting, "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 »
By the time David Cassidy turned 21, he had made his first million.
The actor had won hearts worldwide as the hunky, young star of The Partridge Family in the 1970s. Despite unbelievable fame, the decades that followed were marked with turmoil for Cassidy, now 66.
Cassidy revealed exclusively to People on Monday that he is battling dementia and that he is stepping back from touring as a musician to “enjoy life” and “love.”
At the peak of his early career, Cassidy played some 350 concerts in 17 countries while releasing 10 Partridge albums, eight solo albums and 17 singles, People reported in 1983. Cassidy would fight »
- People Staff
David Cassidy, star of the hit 70s TV series “The Partridge Family,” revealed on Monday that he is battling dementia. “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” Cassidy said in an interview with People Magazine, adding that his mother and grandfather had also suffered from the degenerative brain disease. Cassidy, 66, also announced he was retiring from his post-“Partridge” career as a musician to concentrate on dealing with his health. Last weekend, Cassidy struggled to remember lyrics to songs he has been performing for decades and staggered off the stage during a concert in. »
- Jeremy Fuster
David Cassidy is battling dementia.
Cassidy, who watched his grandfather battle the disease and witnessed his mother “disappear” into dementia until she died at age 89, tells People of his diagnosis: “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming.”
Of his mother’s struggles, Cassidy recalls: “In the end, the only way I knew she recognized me is with one single tear that would drop »
- Christina Dugan
One-time teen idol David Cassidy has faced some tough times recently, ranging from financial struggles to DUI arrests to a stint in rehab late last year, and it appears that the troubles are not over for the former star of “The Partridge Family”. In footage obtained by TMZ of a Los Angeles-area concert on Saturday night, […] »
- Brent Furdyk
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