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Old 02-21-2017, 03:30 AM
 
Location: England
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70s pop idol David Cassidy says he will stop touring, and concentrate on his health, after struggling in recent performances.

My ex wife will be very upset. When I met her in 1973, she was a 17 year old girl, with a huge David Cassidy poster above her bed. She was a massive fan. David had a huge fan base in Britain.

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Old 02-21-2017, 07:26 AM
 
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I saw that yesterday. I seldom watched him as a teenager, but it's so sad. Dementia at 66 isn't common at all. He said there's a big genetic component of it in his family.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:43 AM
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I had a poster of David Cassidy, too. When I was 12, I decided I was going to marry him. Then I read an article about him in Tiger Beat and realized I was already taller than he was. That was important at age 12, and so I decided to marry Bobby Sherman instead.

Sad to hear this, but it's courageous of him to come out publicly and make the statement.
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Aw, that's sad. Bless him
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:32 PM
 
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I don't doubt what he said but in the recent concert videos I looked at, he really looked more drunk than anything else.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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I don't doubt what he said but in the recent concert videos I looked at, he really looked more drunk than anything else.
Ive seen that video of him in concert and yes he is wasted. dementia must be a new brand of whisky.I feel very sorry for his fans I hope demand their money back.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:11 AM
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I don't doubt what he said but in the recent concert videos I looked at, he really looked more drunk than anything else.
He specifically said he was afraid people would think he was drunk. Maybe he forgot he was drunk.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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His mom died a couple of years ago and had suffered from dementia for quite some time.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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He specifically said he was afraid people would think he was drunk. Maybe he forgot he was drunk.

George Clooney (who thinks dementia is funny)--is that you?
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Old 02-22-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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Very sad news. I feel bad for what he is going through. I've had family members suffer from various stages of dementia.
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