I remember him when I was a teenager. I was always jealous of the fact the girls adored him and was wickedly delighted to read in one ‘pop’ article in the 60’s that he had bad acne. At least that was something I was luckily enough to avoid.
If I had been reading this article when I was still a drinker, I would have thought that age 67 was pretty good, and so even if he fails to sort himself out he has done pretty well for himself to get so far. You have to understand that I expected to be dead by age 57.
But now I am completely cured of the desire to ever drink again, if someone told me I only had six and a half more years to live I would be devastated. It really does go to show how dramatically your attitude to life can change when you start to care about yourself.
I wish David Cassidy well and I hope he pulls through. It sounds like he has had a problem with booze for a considerable time and has probably spent thousands on rehab and suchlike. If I knew how to, I would send him a free copy of my book. Quitting alcohol is a mindset. It has to be forever and it has to be a total commitment, but then that is why it becomes so easy once you make that mental commitment.