Cassidy gave a disastrous performance in Southern California over the weekend. He even toppled off stage, which left people wondering if he was drunk during the show. Considering he’s had problems with alcohol in the past, it wouldn’t be that far of a stretch.
However, the guesses were off the mark. Cassidy has since revealed that the actual reason for his flubs is dementia. He recently did an interview with People where he stated dementia runs in his family. Because of this, he had a feeling the disease would eventually catch up with him.
“I was in denial,” he said. “But a part of me always knew this was coming.”
He’ll be canceling the rest of his tour schedule to take care of himself. “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions,” he stated. “I want to love, I want to enjoy life.”
Here’s hoping David Cassidy is able to peacefully brave these struggles.