"Partridge Family" star David Cassidy is in critical condition in a Florida hospital. His representative told the The Associated Press this evening that Cassidy is "now conscious" and "surrounded by family." The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. No additional details were provided.
The 67-year-old said earlier this year that he was struggling with memory loss. He also announced this year that he was ending his 50-year career after a few concerts. The actor and singer said that traveling and his arthritis made performing difficult.
Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial success, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy. He's the stepson of actress and fellow "Partridge Family" star Shirley Jones.
The website TMZ says his kidneys and liver are shutting down and says he needs a liver transplant to recover. The site reports "doctors have made it clear to the family, with Cassidy's organ deterioration, they need to prepare for the worst."
"I think I love you" from the original Partridge Family television program