What was supposed to start as a tell-all interview with Dr. Phil McGraw quickly turned into an intervention, and ended with Nick Gordon checking into rehab. But Dr. Phil told Access Hollywood that he had every intention of talking to Gordon about Bobbi Kristina Brown but had no choice but to advise him to seek help after realizing his poor condition.
"...When I get [to Atlanta] I found out that – and I learned this from his lawyers who truly have his best interest at heart – they tell me that he is so high, so out of control, abusing alcohol and apparently Xanax," he said to Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson. "They're concerned for his very life, his very well-being and so much so that the ability to sit down and do an interview with him. His ability to sit down and give an interview is just not an option."
E! News confirmed that Gordon remains in a rehab facility where he has finished the detox stage of his treatment. The Dr. Phil Show is providing financial support for Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend's stay. It is unclear whether Gordon is seeking treatment for drugs or alcohol (or both), but the talk show host revealed that toxicity tests have been performed.
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Prior to meeting with Dr. Phil, Gordon had posted some worrisome tweets that sparked rumors that he was contemplating suicide. When Robinson asked Dr. Phil whether or not he knew if Gordon had attempted suicide, he didn't know.
"He's talked about not wanting to go on, because of his pain. He says the pain that he has suffered from, the death of Whitney [Houston], the situation that Bobbi Kristina finds herself in, the guilt he says he feels over letting them down because it's his job—he felt—to protect them," he said. "And it was certainly, he said, his job to protect Krissy."
As for what happened to Bobbi Kristina Brown, Dr. Phil still hasn't heard Gordon's side of the story because he was in such bad shape when he went to talk to him.
"That was the whole purpose of going in, to talk to him about how he feels and what he thinks is going on and all of the history about this whole situation," he said. "What I'm telling you is, I get there, he is not capable of giving an interview. He is out of control."
He told Robinson that he would welcome the chance to sit down with Gordon again should he appear "clear-eyed, sober" and "focused."