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Note: After this interview taped, Monday, David Cassidy was ordered to spend five years on probation after pleading no contest to a drunken driving charge in Los Angeles.
Singer and songwriter David Cassidy may be best known for his role in the famed 1970's sitcom "The Partridge Family", but during his most recent adult years, the former teen pop-star has become equally infamous for his struggles with alcohol.
Despite immense professional success, during a "Piers Morgan Live" web exclusive Cassidy revealed that drinking may have ultimately destroyed his personal life:
“The greatest regret I have is that my son does not trust me any longer and he's obviously - he's been living with his mother and being around her and is influenced to some degree, I'm sure”, the 63-year-old told Piers Morgan, speaking specifically about 23-year-old son Beau Devin Cassidy. “He'll come back and I will come back with him once he knows that this time it's life or death.”
Following a separation from Beau’s mother, ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, the man famous for the 1970's hit "I think I Love You" found himself in rehab for substance abuse.
“If I take another drink, I'm going to die, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I'm dead. You know, they say it's a slippery slope,” said Cassidy. “It's not a slippery slope. It's from 12 to six on the clock and the whole face is ice.”
Arrested for driving under the influence on three separate occasions during a four year span, Cassidy is transparent and realistic regarding the magnitude of his situation:
“One sip, one drink, because there is no such a thing, not to an alcoholic,” he told Morgan. “You have one and you're - you're done. I'd be done.”
For more on Cassidy's interview with Morgan, visit cnn.com.