David Cassidy is continuing to open up about his heartbreaking battle with dementia.
The former "Partridge Family" actor revealed in the latest issue of People that he was worried that his adoring fans would mistake his struggle with dementia with his storied battle with alcoholism.
"I was concerned people would mistake my alcoholism with my diagnosis," the actor, who has been arrested three separate times for DUIs, said. "It's a tricky business."
Cassidy was first arrested in 2010 and then again in 2013 and 2014. He went to rehab in 2014.
The star wasn't surprised when he was diagnosed with the memory loss disease.
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"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," he told People of the news, which was made public on Monday. "I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I've been without any distractions. I want to love. I want to enjoy life."
Since the announcement was made, Cassidy's family, friends and fans have rallied behind him in support has he continues to fight the disease. One of those supporters? His on-screen brother, Danny Bonaduce.
"David Cassidy one has a bigger fan club than Elvis & The Beatles," Bonaduce tweeted on Monday night. "If you're a fan, now is a great time to send him your love & best wishes."
We couldn't agree more.
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