David Cassidy just performed for his adoring fans for the final time.
The 66-year-old singer gave his last concert in NYC on Saturday, March 4 after recently canceling his tour following his dementia diagnosis.
“I’m overwhelmed with the loving, caring, supportive reaction to the fact I have the early stages of dementia. I want every single person who will ever read this, or hear this, to know that their love and care for me, and concern for me, means everything in the world,” David previously wrote in a message via his website on Saturday, Feb. 25.
David performing at his last concert on March 4.
“I’ve chosen for 2017 to finish where I began, and where I was born, in the city of Manhattan, in New York, at BB Kings in just more than a few days. I intend to put the touring aspect of my life to rest,” the former Partridge Family star said of ending his tour early.
“I’m one of the more fortunate human beings, let alone actors, songwriters, singers, musicians, producers, creators in that I’ve had a lifetime of living my dreams. Without you all I would have very little. I am now a very, very, very heart-full rich man,” David continued.
David on The Partridge Family in 1971.
“No longer rich or wealthy but rich in spirit and heart and mind and love. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and from the top of my head to my toes IOU a very significant debt for my happiness. Happy trails. I promise I won’t disappear,” he added.
David first revealed his dementia diagnosis to the public on Monday, Feb. 20. “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” the singer said at the time, adding his late grandfather and mother both battled dementia.
“I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions,” David said of his future. “I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”