Pop star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida and is suffering from organ failure, according to his publicist.
The 67-year-old David Cassidy has previously admitted he was stricken with dementia, but now his liver and kidneys are failing, according to his publicist, JoAnn Geffen. She confirmed his hospitalization, noting, “he is now conscious and surrounded by family.”
Reports indicate Cassidy has been hospitalized for three days and is in critical condition. He has been in declining health for a while and has been open about his prior financial and health problems.
Cassidy, the star of The Partridge Family television show, last performed in March at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York.
The singer is suffering from kidney failure and needs a liver transplant, according to at least one report. Cassidy’s health has been in decline for more than two months, and his family has been told to prepare for the worst.
Cassidy revealed his dementia diagnosis earlier this year. He has also been open about his struggles with alcohol and drug addiction.
In February, he was a guest on the Dr. Phil show, and talked about falling on stage and forgetting the lyrics to one of his songs during an Agoura Hills, Calif. performance.
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SOURCE: Deadline, Bruce Haring