Just weeks before his death, David Cassidy admitted that he lied about having dementia.
In a new A&E documentary “David Cassidy: the Last Session,” airing next week, Cassidy told producer Saralena Weinfield in a recorded call, “I have a liver disease. My life has changed dramatically… There is no sign of me having dementia at this stage of my life. It was complete alcohol poisoning.”
He confessed, “The fact is that I lied about my drinking. I did this to myself to cover up the sadness and the emptiness.”
Last year, David opened up on his battle with dementia, saying, “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming.”
Though his family thought he was living a sober life, Cassidy was battling alcoholism until his final days.
Of the documentary, producer John Marks told People magazine, “I think it will strike a chord with people. He wanted to share this very private part of his life, and to be honest once and for all. And I think he succeeded in doing that.”
Cassidy died of organ failure in November at the age of 67.