Published: Tue, November 21, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

Singer David Cassidy is in a coma after suffering multiple organ failure, it has been reported. Although Cassidy's outlook is grim based on his current condition, he is still alive.

Best known for his role as Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical sitcom The Partridge Family, the 67-year-old was moved to ICU on Sunday night, with reports claiming his family have been called in to be by his side.

Cassidy has been hospitalised for three days and is in critical condition.

A spokeswoman told the Press Association (via the BBC) that was awake and surrounded by his family, following reports that he'd been put into a medically-induced coma as a result of kidney failure and other ailments.

Sources told TMZ that the singer's immediate family, including his son and ex-wife, were asked to return to the hospital.

"There had been many family issues because of his alcoholism, but they are all reuniting in support of him", a source told People. When his brother Patrick walked into the room, David lit up like a Christmas tree. The site quoted the aforementioned statement from Cassidy's rep, adding that the actor and his family are taking things "day by day".

"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". He has been in declining health for a while and has been open about his financial and health problems. Earlier this year in February, he also revealed the was battling dementia after his unusual behavior onstage prompted fans to wonder if he had relapsed with alcohol abuse.

In February he told People magazine that dementia ran in his family and his mother had struggled with the disease.

"I want you to promise me you'll find a way to let me go and don't let me live like that", he entertainer said. I wanted to let you all know that I am not retired, I do want to play again. I want to love.

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