After 50-Year Career, David Cassidy to Retire at Year End

"This is not a complete 'Good bye' but I'm planning on working much less," he said

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David Cassidy is wrapping up his 50-year career.

The 66-year-old entertainer said he will play his final West Coast concerts this month and plans to retire at year's end.

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Cassidy said in a statement on his website Wednesday that "traveling and my arthritis" have made performing around the country difficult in recent years.

The one-time "Partridge Family" heartthrob said, "This is not a complete 'Good bye' but I'm planning on working much less."

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He is set to perform in Las Vegas in Feb. 17 and in Southern California shows on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19.

A spokeswoman for Cassidy said he will perform some East Coast dates next month as well.

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