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Singer David Cassidy suffering from organ failure

By Joe Nerssessian

Actor and singer David Cassidy was last night "conscious and surrounded by family", a spokeswoman said after he was admitted to hospital for organ failure earlier this week.

The 67 year-old Partridge Family star was rushed to a Florida hospital three days ago and requires a liver transplant following a tumultuous few years for the former teenage heartthrob.

He is also said to be suffering from kidney failure, a source confirmed.

A spokeswoman for Cassidy told the Press Association: "He is now conscious and surrounded by family," following reports he had been put into an induced coma.

The singer's health has been deteriorating for more than two months, entertainment website TMZ reported.

Cassidy, who starred as Keith Partridge in the 1970s TV series The Partridge Family, revealed he was battling dementia earlier this year.

The star, who enjoyed hits in the 1970s like How Can I Be Sure, said he had decided to stop touring, adding: "I want to focus on what I am. I want to love. I want to enjoy life."

In 2014, a judge sentenced Cassidy - who divorced his third wife last year and was recently declared bankrupt - to three months in rehab and five years' probation for drink-driving. In 2015, he filed for bankruptcy.

During recent years he talked about his struggles with alcohol and three divorces he has had during his life.

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