American TV self-help guru DR. PHIL McGRAW regrets going public with his
thoughts about BRITNEY SPEARS’ mental health earlier this month (Jan08).
McGraw agreed to meet with Spears after she was committed to Los Angeles’
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following an apparent breakdown at her home on 4
He then upset members of her family by publicly revealing his thoughts about
Spears’ mental health and has come under fire from his peers for reportedly
planning a now-scrapped TV special around her troubles.
And McGraw could find himself in trouble with California’s medical
authorities after Board Of Psychology bosses received a complaint claiming he
was practicing without a valid California license when he went to Spears’ aid.
McGraw now admits he wishes he’d never made his statement.
He says, “Was it helpful to the situation? Regrettably, no. It was not, and I
have to acknowledge that and I do.
“I definitely think if I had it to do it over again, I probably wouldn’t make
any statement at all. Period.”