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David Cassidy Taking Time Off to "Reintroduce Myself to My Sober Life"

Life is not easy. Sometimes it's things you bring on yourself and sometimes it is pain inflicted by others. Unfortunately, in this day of internet anonymity, it is much easier for people to cause such pain without having to expose their identity and that has emboldened the most irresponsible individuals.

Such was the situation in which David Cassidy found himself in the wake of his recent third DUI and the filing for divorce by his wife. The comments and innuendos got bad enough that, last Friday, David decided to shutdown his official Facebook page, saying:
Due to ignorance and insults about myself and my relationship that some people feel the need to try and involve themselves in, and who have no knowledge of, nor are they entitled to, I am closing down my Facebook page. I'm not giving those people my forum for them to spew their ugly bile any longer. To all the rest God Bless You. DC
What Cassidy received over the next two days in response to his decision was an outpouring of love and support from hundreds of fans, an action which has caused the singer to rethink his decision.  David will leave the page active but has decided to shutdown the comments.

He also stated that, while he will fulfill all of his scheduled obligations, he will be taking off much of the rest of 2014 to "reintroduce myself to my sober life and do the necessary work to clean up the past."

His full statement:
In response to the hundreds of emails and messages from supportive and loving fans begging me not to shut down my facebook page I have decided keep the Facebook page to give you updates but not to take anybody else’s posts.

I won’t be doing any more concerts in the near future except for what is up on my website. I would love to have you come, including to my favorite performing venue which is the Mohegan Sun in the middle of March. I probably won’t be adding any other shows until the last quarter of the year. I need to take this time to reintroduce myself to my sober life and do the necessary work to clean up the past.

God Bless,
DC

Comments

Unknown said…
You know, I was a fan for years. I went to a concert in NY and he was sooo rude. No excuse. In any event. I hope he grows up, get responsible for his actions and counts his blessings. He has had many of them. I will never go to a concert of his again. A great talent and voice but not so great of a kind gentle soul. Of course he will love those fans that passify his behavior. Tough love is not his thing. Best of luck to him. Been sober for 29 years, still go to AA, work the steps and still have to work at it a day at a time.
Unknown said…
Love you David and always will. I believe in you. You're going to do just great, you're going go above this and win!!! <3 Love you forever, your fan, Melissa xoxo
Anonymous said…
Ms. Leveen,
Humm...after 29 years of meetings you still don't seem to have learned the one about having compassion for fellow alcoholics. Maybe you need to open up the big book again and actually do some fearless self inventory, before you cast such stones.
Not to mention, you look pretty bad considering the context of the article.
Anonymous said…
AMEN to that.
Anonymous said…
Point blank, the reactions on his FB page were a result of his flaunting his girlfriend all summer long without his fans knowing he was separated (if he was). I guess he didn't expect his female fans to think he should have treated his wife of 23 years with more respect.
Unknown said…
You cant even leave a name anon! Do you have any idea how long his marriage had really been over....david and his wife had been living separately for years. This is precisely the type of comment he was referring to...SHAME ON YOU!
Anonymous said…
If the girlfriend wasn't such a classless fame w***e, I'd feel a bit sorry for her.
Anonymous said…
L elle, is this you again MR? The girlfriend who has already admitted posting under fake names to argue with fans and tell the world it isn't your fault? If so, it's funny that you slam people using "anon" when you are hiding behind fake identities. Look, it may be true that his marriage was really over for a long time and you are innocent of home wrecking but that is not the story he and his wife have been promoting these past years. Publicly, they were together and you basically "outed" the lie. You can't blame the fan base for being shocked. If you're going to be the partner of a celebrity, that's great, congratulations, but you need to learn how to be a bit more classy and discreet. Going online to argue with his fans is childish and stupid and does not help him at all. Plus, it's making you look really, really bad. Focus your attention on supporting his sobriety and stop trolling the message boards. He has a long road of recovery ahead and he needs solid support, especially from those closest to him. Now..if this isn't this girlfriend I'm responding to - please pass it on.
Anonymous said…
Come on M. Aren't you going to play?
Unknown said…
Leveen? Real or imagined. You choose.
Anonymous said…
In the January 2014 issue of Closer magazine it stated "His girlfriend of OVER one year" that would be from January 2013 or even earlier to January 2014 . Maura herself stated his wife left in march they started dating in april. So which dates are correct?
Anonymous said…
Just because people are living separate lives in a long standing marriage that does not give another woman the right to come in and break it up. Many people live independent lives in a long term marriage and stay married till death because they like it. Why would the wife in a 28 year marriage leave?
Unknown said…
Anonymous-you can confuse compassion with enabling. Too many people have been loved to death.
Anonymous said…
Good point
Anonymous said…
unfortunately when you are in the public eye your personal life is also put to the test, david is in his 60s and lost his lifetime companion when really this is the time you grow old together, did his wife really love him or was just there because of fame, i know there is no love as you grow older from 50 onwards its the way but you remain friends, i expect david feels really let down, i am just a fan of his music and love his songs, i am glad to hear he has found someone new, sometimes you should come out of the closet then people soon get fed up with your story and move on to something else, i wish david peace, harmony, and happiness, i hope he finds contentment, sometimes you do find out who your real friends are by disaster.