Phil McGraw is speaking out about his “Dr. Phil” episode with Nick Gordon, saying that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend was “volatile” and emotionally distraught during the taping…and was clearly not sober.
“He said he had an enormous amount of guilt and pain” regarding Brown, McGraw recounted in an interview with
The 22-year old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is on life support in an Atlanta hospital after being found unresponsive Jan. 31 in a bathtub in her Georgia home.
McGraw said that Gordon entered a rehab facility immediately after the taping last week, which McGraw and the show described as an “intervention.” He said that Gordon was “clearly in an altered state of consciousness. I asked him if he was sober, and he said `No.’”
Gordon felt “it was his job to protect Krissy, as he calls her, and that he obviously had failed,” and he’s distressed over being banned from her bedside, McGraw said.
Gordon’s attorneys have said that Bobby Brown has consistently denied Gordon permission to visit her in the hospital. A lawyer for Brown said that Gordon was offered a potential opportunity if he agreed to certain conditions.
Gordon didn’t discuss what happened to Bobbi Kristina Brown and wasn’t asked about it for the episode airing Wednesday because it would have been inappropriate, McGraw said.
During the taping, Gordon veered between incoherence and sounding “normal,” McGraw said. At one point, he played a Whitney Houston song on his phone and started weeping.
Asked if the chaotic encounter for TV was helpful to Gordon, McGraw replied: “It got him safely tucked away and into rehab.”