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02/20/2017 05:52 pm ET Updated Feb 21, 2017

David Cassidy Reveals He's Living With Dementia

The former "Partridge Family” star went public with his diagnosis days after a performance that left many concerned for his well-being.

Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s living with dementia. 

The 66-year-old opened up to People magazine about his diagnosis, telling the magazine the disease runs in his family, as his grandfather and mother had also been diagnosed with dementia

“I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” he told People.

Cassidy’s decision to go public with his diagnosis follows a performance on Saturday night in Agoura, California, where he slurred his words, forgot the lyrics to his songs, hit himself in the face with a microphone and fell backwards off stage. 

Cassidy announced earlier this month that he was retiring after 50 years in show business. He explained to People that he made the decision to retire so he could concentrate on himself and his health. 

“I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions,” he said. “I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”

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