Actor-singer David Cassidy has revealed that he is suffering from dementia. Following his concert at The Canyon Club in Agoura, California, over the weekend, the 66-year-old said he has been suffering from the memory loss disease. "I was in denial, but part of me always knew this was coming," Cassidy told people.com.
He also revealed that both his grandfather and mother battled dementia, saying he witnessed her "disappear" into the memory loss disease until she died at the age of 89. Of his mother's struggles, Cassidy said: "In the end, the only way I knew she recognised 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."
On the same, he recalled his mother Evelyn Ward and stated how dementia killed her, "To watch someone who raised you, who was so vibrant, to watch them lose their mind and disappear is arguably the most painful thing I've ever experienced," he said. Danny Bonaduce tweeted for the actor as he said, "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."
In the past, Cassidy has openly spoken about his struggle with alcohol. He was even arrested in 2010 and 2014 for driving under the influence of alcohol. The actor said, his trouble with alcohol was "very humbling and it's also humiliating," in an interview with CNN in 2014.
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