Dr. Drew Leaving ‘Loveline’ Radio Show After 30 Years

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Dr. Drew in New York Brad Barket/Getty Images

No more love. On Thursday, April 21, Dr. Drew Pinsky announced that he will be leaving the Loveline radio show which he has hosted for 30 years.

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“I am not leaving radio,” the board-certified internist and addiction specialist, 57, said in a statement. “The Loveline brand is still strong and perhaps we will bring it back some day. But for now, this version is ending and I will be focusing on all of my other projects.”

Although he will no longer be offering sex advice to curious callers, the doctor turned media personality will remain busy with his many other projects including a gig on HLN, the radio show Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood on 790-KABC Los Angeles and the Adam and Dr. Drew Podcast, which will soon begin to air Monday through Friday. Pinsky’s last Loveline show will air on April 28.

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“It has been a privilege to have served the listeners and share deeply in personal stories,” he added of his work in radio, which first began in 1984. “I am deeply grateful for this opportunity.”

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Pinksy cohosted the show — which often featured celebrity guests such as Courtney Love and Slash — with comedian and radio personality Adam Carolla. In 1998, they released a book together titled The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love.

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Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew on ‘Loveline’ in 1998. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Pinsky then stepped into the world of television when he was asked to star in an MTV-produced Loveline series that ran on the network from 1996 to 2000. Since then, the Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism Is Seducing America author has expanded his broadcast career to such TV shows as Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Sober House and Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew. He also mediates the reunion specials for Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2.

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Pinsky is married to producer and fellow radio host Susan Sailer Pinsky, with whom he shares 23-year-old triplets Paulina, Douglas and Jordan. 

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