Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy has revealed that he is suffering from dementia and has quit performing.
The onetime star of “The Partridge Family” spoke to People magazine about his health following a weekend concert in California during which he reportedly struggled to remember the lyrics to songs he has been singing for 50 years. The 66-year-old also appeared to fall off the stage at one point.
Cassidy gained fame on the television series, which ran from 1970 to 1974. He played Keith Partridge, the oldest of five children in a musical family that formed a band.
He was blindingly handsome, with a fresh-scrubbed look and hair that was long yet perfectly coiffed. After the show’s run ended, Cassidy went on to a solo musical career.