David Cassidy was in a coma and is suffering from multiple organ failure, according to reports. The 67-year old Partridge Family star and singer was rushed to hospital in Florida 3 days ago according to TMZ. In February, the star revealed he was battling dementia after he fell on stage during a concert in Los Angeles. His mother, actress Evelyn Ward, and his grandfather also had the condition. Cassidy's family has been reportedly told that the situation is not good and that they should prepare for the worst. E! News reports that Cassidy is "currently conscious and surrounded by family."
A source told TMZ that David Cassidy's condition was "grim." Cassidy is believed to have been in failing health for the last two months. Doctors believe he could die if he doesn't get an urgent kidney or liver transplant. Cassidy was in an induced coma but is now in and out of consciousness. After coming to terms with his condition, Cassidy said he made the decision to stop touring as a musician to concentrate on his health and happiness. "I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I've been without any distractions," he said. "I want to love. I want to enjoy life."
David Cassidy fans were concerned for his well-being when he struggled through a show in February. He stumbled on stage and forgot some of his words, prompting fears he had started drinking again. Video emerged of the one-time teen heartthrob that showed him slurring, taking long breaks, telling rambling stories, and even falling over at one point. Cassidy told People Magazine that he had been in denial about his condition and that he feared that it was "always coming." The singer/actor went on to say that he remembered watching his mother struggle with dementia and that he only knew that she recognized him by "a single tear drop" that would pop up every time he came to visit.
Issues in David Cassidy's personal life have been well documented over the last handful of years. Cassidy has filed for bankruptcy, divorced from third wife Sue Shifrin, has had multiple arrests, eye surgeries, and went through a stint in rehab. At the end of February of this year, he sat down with Dr. Phil to discuss his diagnosis of dementia. Cassidy shared what he told his son, 26-year-old Beau Cassidy, about not wanting to succumb to the disease as his mother did.
"I want you to promise me you'll find a way to let me go and don't let me live like that," the entertainer told Dr. Phil of what he said to Beau when referencing how his mother passed away.
David Cassidy has sold over 25 million record worldwide and was touring as recently as the beginning of this year. The Partridge Family star rose to superstardom as a teenage heartthrob as a result of the show and went on to have a successful music career during and after the show. Cassidy's family is reportedly buy his bedside and hoping for the best possible outcome. This is a developing story and more news is expected to be announced soon. You can read the initial report via TMZ.