Dr. Phil has broken his silence bout his tense interview with Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend Nick Gordon, revealing the young man was intoxicated and violent during the chat.
McGraw’s highly anticipated interview with Gordon, which will air on Wednesday, turned into an intervention after the interviewee’s lawyers asked the psychiatric expert for help.
The TV personality says, “They say, ‘Listen, we need help, I know you came to do an interview, but he is out of control and we are worried for his life, we think he will self destruct’, and it was clear to me that all of a sudden this interview became an intervention.
“He was so animated and so emotionally out of control I thought he could be dead in a matter of days if something doesn’t happen.”
Gordon stormed out of the interview when Dr. Phil urged him to seek professional help.
He tells Extra, “Every minute or two he’d jump up and run out of the room, he would grab his phone and turn on a Whitney (Houston) song, start playing it start wailing and crying and throw his phone on the floor.
“He’d get up, run out of the room and be knocking people out of the way running out into the hall. He didn’t, like, attack anybody, he ran into probably not two people, probably 20 people just knocking people out of the way running out of the room down the hall.
“He was high as a kite, he said he was drinking and he mentioned Xanax.”
Dr. Phil adds, “He feels very strongly that he has a tremendous sense of guilt; he says, ‘I feel like I let Whitney down, I feel like I’ve let Krissy down, I was supposed to protect her and I failed to do that’.
“I felt like if we did not get him to a structured and supervised environment… his life was in danger.”
Gordon found his girlfriend unresponsive and face down in a bathtub at their home in Roswell, Georgia on 31 January. Brown has been in a medically-induced come ever since, surrounded by members of her family, who have refused to let Gordon visit her.
Gordon has since checked into a rehabilitation center to address his issues.
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