After a long weekend in which he was ridiculed online for appearing intoxicated at a concert, David Cassidy announced to PEOPLE that he suffers from the early stages of dementia.
Dementia runs in the Cassidy family; it also heavily impacted the singer’s mother and grandfather.
Following Cassidy’s announcement, celebrity fans of all types hit the web to wish him well, including one of his former costars.
David Cassidy once had a bigger fan club than Elvis & the Beatles. If you're a fan, now is a great time to send him your love & best wishes.
— Danny Bonaduce (@TheDoochMan) February 21, 2017
Danny Bonaduce, who played Cassidy’s little brother on “The Partridge Family,” took to Twitter on Monday to wish his old friend well.
“David Cassidy once had a bigger fan club than Elvis & the Beatles. If you’re a fan, now is a great time to send him your love & best wishes,” Bonaduce wrote.
According to Cassidy, after watching his mother succumb to dementia, he tried to convince himself that he would never get it.
“I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” Cassidy said.