David Cassidy suffers organ failure, remains hospitalized in critical condition

By Karen Butler  |  Updated Nov. 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Former teen idol David Cassidy, best known for starring in the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, is hospitalized in critical condition.

"Unfortunately David is very sick. However he is getting the support he needs, surrounded by the people he loves most. Thank you very much for your love and concern that you have expressed in your messages to him," his son Beau wrote in a Facebook post Sunday.

People magazine said the 67-year-old singer suffered organ failure and was placed in a medically induced coma this week.

"He is hoping and waiting for a liver transplant. If he happens to get one in time, the prognosis is still up in the air," a source told Us Weekly Saturday. "He was in an induced coma, but as of right now is conscious. He is on pain medication to keep him comfortable. He is in and out of consciousness. He is receiving an outpouring of support and everyone is praying for his recovery."

Cassidy toured for decades as a solo artist, but announced early this year he was retiring because he had been diagnosed with dementia.

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