David Cassidy Says He Is Battling Dementia: Set for Dr. Phil
The actor/singer is fighting the debilitating memory loss disease. The 66-year-old actor watched his grandfather battle the disease as well as his mother who died at 89. He told People magazine,“I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming.”
He remembers his mother not recognizing him during visits and tearing up every time. That was his biggest fear for his own future.
The singer was just caught slurring his words and falling off stage and has had serious problems with substance abuse and being charged with DUI’s.
Cassidy will now concentrate on his health. He has retired from touring telling People, “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions,” he says. “I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”
Some of his biggest hits include, “I Think I Love You,” “I Woke Up in Love This Morning” with the Partridge Family.
Cassidy will be on Dr Phil Wednesday, March 1, 2017. – by John Beaudin
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.