David Cassidy Breaks Down In Dr. Phil Interview About His Battle With Dementia — Watch The Emotional Clips
Our hearts are breaking for David Cassidy.
A week after revealing he's been battling dementia, the Partridge Family alum is opening up about his diagnosis.
In an emotional sit-down with Dr. Phil, the 66-year-old broke down discussing how his loved ones began pointing out his lapses in memory over two years ago.
The retired actor explained it was his family's growing concern over his mental state that made him realize the severity of the situation — and ultimately seek medical attention.
Cassidy kept his diagnosis private for two-and-a-half years, but decided to go public after a recent on-stage spill in California that caused fans to wonder if he had relapsed back into substance abuse.
In his interview with the TV doctor, the performer made it clear that he wasn't drunk and merely slipped on a stage monitor, explaining: