March 1, 2017
Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy says that along with the fame, adoration of fans and huge success, came a dark battle with alcoholism. The singer, songwriter and actor admits he had drinking binges but says he has been “pretty much sober” for the last two-and-a-half years.
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In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing Tuesday, Cassidy shares that his drinking came between him and his son.
“There were a number of elements that entered into it, but yes,” he says when asked if drinking interfered in their relationship. “I was the ideal father. I would do anything for him. He’s the love of my life and probably the reason that I didn’t kill myself because of him.”
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Cassidy also opens up about his daughter, with whom he says he does not have an active relationship.