David Cassidy showed his ruffled feathers during an interview that included questions about the former Partridge Family star’s bankruptcy and auction of his mansion in Florida. David, now 65, was interviewed by Eamonn Holmes on This Morning via a link that Cassidy claimed made it difficult to communicate properly, reported the Daily Mail.
During the show, Holmes and Ruth Langsford questioned David for specifics about filing for bankruptcy and other financial problems, including whether the auction of his Florida mansion would help with his debts. Cassidy quickly challenged that query.
“Are you trying to rubbish me? When you declare bankruptcy in this country, it’s something you do in order to reorganize what you have, your assets, so I’m not going to discuss that.”
In addition, when Ruth commented on his fans’ support, he also lashed out at the interviewer.
“Don’t interrupt me,” said David, ordering her to “wait” a total of nine times before Cassidy concluded his statements.
As for the auctioning of his home, David denied that it was related to his bankruptcy.
“It had nothing to do with declaring bankruptcy, that was a totally separate issue. I’m doing it because I’m in the middle of a divorce,” insisted Cassidy.
After Holmes finished interviewing the singer, he took to Twitter to express how he felt.
“After @ThisMorning interview with us, if @DavidCassidy isn’t in @CBB next year they r missing out on his delusion & rudeness! Perfect combo…Just when I thought my @DavidBlaine i/view could never be topped along comes another David to steal the Crown – @DavidCassidy @ThisMorning”
However, the oldest son of the fictional Partridge Family is trying to put the past behind him, and that includes Cassidy’s mansion, reported NBC Miami.
David has two children, and has come to accept that the auction of his home including all of the items within it is a necessary part of the divorce.
“My soon-to-be ex-wife and I need to resolve our financial problems,” Cassidy admitted.
For the singer, that means saying farewell to his garden, to which he devoted hours. Treasures there include a 50-year-old fuchsia bougainvillea plant.
“I put so much time and love and energy into this,” said David.
Cassidy revealed that gardening has helped him during some difficult challenges. Those include filing for bankruptcy and his wife’s decision to divorce David. Cassidy and his wife had been married for 23 years.
David’s past includes several charges for driving under the influence. He spent time in rehabilitation as a result.
As for surfing the Internet or viewing the news, Cassidy avoids it all.
“It’s way too negative for me. I deal with depression, anxiety,” admitted the former teen idol. “It comes from the external problems I’ve been dealing with. But they all will, as everything does in the end,… wash away.”
Cassidy also has been candid about alcoholism, reported CNN.
“If I take another drink, I’m going to die, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually…One sip, one drink, because there is no such a thing, not to an alcoholic. You have one and you’re — you’re done. I’d be done…I am most definitely an alcoholic.”
David admitted that he feels he was in denial for awhile. Cassidy dates his drinking back to 2002, and feels that his use of alcohol became worse over time. But David emphasized that he feels now he is being honest with himself and the world.
“It’s very humbling and it’s also humiliating,” added Cassidy.
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