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David Cassidy Checks In from Rehab with Message to Fans

Ray Tamarra/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Partridge Family star David Cassidy is checking in from rehab to tell his fans he's doing everything he can as an alcoholic "battling this deadly disease, like millions of others in our country."

"I will remain in treatment for as long as necessary and I am getting the best care I can possibly get anywhere," he told Entertainment Tonight. "I am working as hard as any human being to live a sober life. I am truly grateful to all of my friends and fans who have sent me thousands of letters and messages in support."

Cassidy, 63, was arrested for DUI in early January in Los Angeles. He had just finished a stint in rehab before the arrest and went back to an undisclosed facility days after, ET reported on Jan. 11.

The January arrest was the third time he's been charged with DUI since 2010.

Before that, Cassidy was arrested in August 2013 in New York and in November 2010 in Florida. For the 2010 arrest, he pleaded no contest. His driving privileges were suspended for six months and he was on probation for a year.

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