David Cassidy performs in RI one last time
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WJAR) —
Friday was a historical night for Rhode Island, as David Cassidy performed at The Greenwich Odeum as his second to last performance of all time.
His condition is forcing him to stop touring.
With a self-diagnosed touch of laryngitis, the iconic star took the Odeum stage in front of an emotional crowd of more than 400 devoted fans.
“It is sad to me that this is the end of his tour,” Cheryl Dowling said.
He’s retiring from touring, but refused to leave fans with tickets to his remaining shows in a lurch.
“Not wanting to disappoint the millions of fans I have around the world,” Cassidy said. “It's very humbling and it's also humiliating.”
At one point during the show, Cassidy agitated with audience members who had cameras. He warned the crowd several times about it, saying, “Don't do that! Don't do that!"
But he soldiered on and entertained his adoring Rhode Island fans.
“I’m just so grateful to be able to go,” Dowling said. “It’s so exciting!”
Other fans shared similar sentiments. George Mandeville said he can’t believe he was at Cassidy’s second to last show ever, as well as the fact that it took place in Rhode Island.
"I'm telling you! And I got it right here. David Cassidy. Tiger Beat!" Mandeville said.
Mandeville and Dowling, along with a generation of fans, were overwhelmed when their idol said his final goodbye.
“I'm so happy to be able to share all of this with you!” Cassidy said.