David Cassidy Explains Recent Performance After Fans Speculated He Was Intoxicated

David Cassidy was recently seen slurring his words, stumbling on stage and almost falling over in a recent performance. 

The former teen idol was performing near L.A. where he appeared intoxicated during the show and ended up falling hard over the monitor at one point. Cassidy slurs his words throughout several songs and forgot the lyrics all together on several occasions. The disoriented behavior did cause his fans to worry that Cassidy, who has been arrested for three DUIs since 2010 and entered rehab in 2014, had possibly relapsed.

Cassidy has struggled with alcoholism, recently receiving treatment for addiction at a Florida rehabilitation facility in hopes of stopping a violation of his two-year probation for a DUI hit-and-run that prohibits him using drugs or drinking. Cassidy was arrested for DUIs in 2010, 2013 and 2014.

Recently on an episode of Dr. Phil, Cassidy claimed the reason he seemed intoxicated on stage was because he was in the early stages of dementia, as he was diagnosed about two-and-a-half years ago.  The teen idol from the 1970s will stop touring and performing as a musician to concentrate on his health and happiness. Cassidy stated,  “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions,” he says. “I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”

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