The storm continues. Dr. Phil McGraw, who's made headlines recently for nabbing an intervention with Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon, revealed that the subject of his latest TV special was emotionally distraught during taping.
McGraw, 64, told the Associated Press on Tuesday, Mar. 10, that Gordon was "volatile" during his intervention, as he deals with "an enormous amount of guilt and pain" while Bobbi Kristina remains in a medically induced coma at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.
According to the psychiatric expert, Gordon was "clearly in an altered state of consciousness" and exhibited sporadic spurts of bizarre behavior while cameras rolled. Dr. Phil revealed that at one point, Gordon pulled out his phone, played a Whitney Houston song, and broke down into tears.
"I asked him if he was sober," Dr. Phil recalled to the AP. "And he said 'No.'"
Dr. Phil confirmed that Gordon, 25, checked into rehab last week, immediately after the taping had finished. He added that his intervention with Gordon's mother Michelle was successful in that it "got [Nick] safely tucked away and into rehab."
However, not all people close to the situation are happy with the TV special. Bobby Brown's sister Leolah Brown penned an open letter to Dr. Phil this past weekend, claiming that Gordon was under investigation for the attempted murder of Bobbi Kristina.
"Dr. Phil, With all due respect, Nick Gordon is under investigation for the attempted murder of my niece Bobbi Kristina Brown," she wrote on Facebook. "We have strong evidence of foul play. Until this investigation is completed by law enforcement, I would ask that you or anyone else not provide this individual a platform to spin this situation to his benefit."
According to Dr. Phil, Gordon's state of emotional distress has been aggravated in part because he's unable to visit Bobbi Kristina, 22, in the hospital due to his issues with members of her family. As witnessed in the preview of his Dr. Phil intervention, Gordon exclaims at one point: "I hate Bobby Brown! I miss Krissy and Whitney so much!"
Bobbi Kristina was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub inside her Roswell, Ga. home on Jan. 31. Dr. Phil told the AP that Gordon — who was providing CPR to his girlfriend when paramedics arrived at the scene — felt "it was his job to protect Krissy, as he calls her, and that he obviously had failed."
Gordon's episode will air on Wednesday, Mar. 11 on CBS. Watch a new clip from the intervention above.
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