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‘Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy in hospital with multiple organ failure

The 67-year-old former teen idol said earlier this year that he was struggling with memory loss and that he was ending his 50-year career

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 November, 2017, 2:52pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 November, 2017, 7:14pm

Partridge Family star David Cassidy has been hospitalised in Florida with multiple organ failure.

Publicist JoAnn Geffen said that Cassidy was in a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital with liver and kidney failure.

She said he was in a private room, conscious and surrounded by family.

Geffen said there was nothing “imminent” about his condition, and doctors were hoping to “keep him as well as they can until they can find another liver”.

Earlier, his representative said Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday.

The 67-year-old former teen idol, who lives in the Fort Lauderdale area, said earlier this year that he was struggling with memory loss and that he was ending his 50-year career.

Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial success, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy.

He is the stepson of actress and fellow Partridge Family star Shirley Jones.

Reports of Cassidy’s hospitalisation prompted a flood of supportive comments on social media.

His half-brother Shaun Cassidy, also a former actor and singer and now a TV producer, tweeted Wednesday afternoon: “Thank you for all your love and good wishes for David. It means the world to all of us.”