David Cassidy, the former Partridge Family singer and actor, has personally confirmed that he is suffering from dementia.
This revelation has emerged after he was unable to recall his words and visibly appeared physically unstable at a series of performances in California, reports Reuters.
While speaking to the People Magazine, the 66-year old and an idol of the 1970s said that he will halt his music tours and concentrate of bettering his health. He is famous for numerous hits including How Can I Be Sure?
“I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been, without any distractions… I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”
He said that he used to live in denial but somehow always knew that the dementia was inevitable. His mother also had the same condition.
Numerous social media videos of the artist performing over the weekend at Agoura, west of Los Angeles, led to many fans questioning whether he was stable health wise.
The I Think I Love You and Cherish hit maker has been faced with numerous drinking and financial problems in recent times.
He was arrested three times for driving under the influence of alcohol between 2010 and 2014. His sentence in 2014 was that he undergoes a rehab. In 2015, Cassidy filed for bankruptcy.