A representative of actor-singer David Cassidy confirmed on Sunday that the celebrity is in a Florida hospital with organ failure.
Cassidy’s representative Jo-Ann Geffen shared the information as it was also confirmed that the actor is no longer in a coma as first reported by entertainment site TMZ which even described the celebrity’s condition as “grim.” The entertainment site also said that Cassidy’s family has been told to “prepare for the worst.”
Even if out of coma already, Cassidy remains in critical condition and would soon need a liver transplant. His condition is being monitored very closely.
Geffen also shared that the actor is surrounded and supported by family members in this difficult time.
The 67-year-old Cassidy announced in February this year that he has dementia. He also shared in an interview with People magazine that he is not unfamiliar with the disease as he watched his grandfather battle with dementia as well, and his mother “disappear” from it. His mother, the actress Evelyn Ward eventually died from dementia at age 89 in 2012.
Cassidy acknowledged then that he has been fighting dementia for two years running. He said then that he struggled with accepting his condition. He said: “I was in denial, but a part of me knew this was coming.”
He first made the shocking announcement about his health condition after he fell on stage during a concert. The actor-singers fans showed their concern and already felt that something was wrong when he struggled through his gig in February. He also told his audience then that he would stop touring.
Cassidy is believed to be in failing health for the last two months.
Cassidy became very popular for his starring role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family.
The last few years have also seen the actor with personal struggles including the divorce from his third wife Sue Shifrin, multiple arrests, the stint in rehab and even filing for bankruptcy.
Cassidy has two children, daughter Katie, 30 and son Beau, 26.