May 05, 2013 09:06 AM by Lisa Princ
You read that right, Dr. Drew has officially checked out of the rehab! There will be no new season of Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, Pinsky revealed in a new interview. Since the show has aired, five former cast members have died, including Mindy McCready and Rodney King, and Dr. Drew is tired of “taking the heat” for the deaths!
Despite his best efforts to help struggling celebrities, Dr. Drew Pinsky has had his fill of taking the blame every time someone who has appeared on the show passes away. “I don’t have plans to do that again. I’m tired of taking all the heat. It’s just ridiculous,” Pinsky said in a recent radio interview when asked about doing another season of Celebrity Rehab.
Dr. Drew went on to explain that it has taken its toll on him: “It’s very stressful and very intense for me. To have people questioning my motives and taking aim at me because people get sick and die because they have a life-threatening disease, and I take the blame? Rodney King has a heart attack and I take blame for that?”
While Pinsky is saddened that he will no longer be doing Celebrity Rehab, we certainly can’t blame him for checking out. The show was meant to help people, but after the most recent death of former cast member, Mindy McCready, critics began to slam Dr. Drew as someone who was simply exploiting troubled celebrities for his personal gain.
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