David Cassidy Reveals He Has Dementia

David Cassidy
David Cassidy performs during the Paradise Artists Party at IEBA Conference Day 3 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, October 9, 2012. The actor/singer has opened up about his dementia diagnosis. Rick Diamond/Getty

Actor and singer David Cassidy has revealed he is battling dementia.

Cassidy, best known for his starring role in 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, told People: "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming."

The 66-year-old star said he has stopped touring as a musician in order "to focus on what I am, who I am and how I've been without any distraction."

"I want to love. I want to enjoy life," he added.

Cassidy is the father of actor Katie Cassidy, who made her name as Laurel Lance in Arrow.

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