On November 18, David Cassidy was rushed to the hospital suffering from liver and kidney failure. In critical condition, Cassidy was put into a medically-induced coma while doctors struggled to stabilize his liver.
Earlier today Cassidy’s ex-wife Sue Shifrin Cassidy shared an update on his condition,
CRITICAL BUT STABLE
— Sue Shifrin Cassidy (@sookloozy) November 20, 2017
Cassidy has regained consciousness, but he’s not out of the woods yet. The hospital stabilized his vitals, but Cassidy will require a liver transplant.
The former teen heart-throb became an international sensation when he starred alongside his stepmother Shirley Jones in the 1970s musical television sitcom The Partridge Family.
Cassidy has struggled with substance abuse throughout his adult life. In 2014 he admitted himself into rehab after revealing a history of alcoholism. “If I take another drink, I’m going to die, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I’m dead,” he said at the time in an interview with CNN.
In February, 2017, Cassidy revealed that he was suffering from non-Alzheimer’s dementia, the same condition that plagued his biological mother at the end of her life.
Earlier this year Cassidy announced formal retirement from public performances after his condition became noticeable during a performance. “I will always be eternally grateful for the love and support you’ve shown me,” he wrote to his fans in February. “I still love very much to play and perform live. But it’s much more difficult for me now. I’m not going to vanish or disappear forever.”