Dr. Phil Stages Nick Gordon Intervention: Mom Says Her Son's ''Life Hangs in the Balance'' Since Bobbi Kristina Brown's Hospitalization

Sit-down with Nick and mother Michelle Gordon will air on Dr. Phil March 11

By Natalie Finn Mar 05, 2015 9:12 PMTags
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So Dr. Phil McGraw really did jet to Atlanta to sit down with Nick Gordon.

McGraw sat down with Nick for an emergency intervention, airing next week on Dr. Phil, to talk him through his various issues, including drug and alcohol abuse and panic attacks he's been experiencing in the wake of girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown's hospitalization.

Bobbi Kristina, who turned 22 yesterday, remains in a coma after she was discovered unconscious in the bathtub at her and Gordon's townhouse on Jan. 31. We've been told that a friend of Nick's first found her when Gordon went to the door to let in a cable technician, and then Gordon rushed in and started to administer CPR as they called 911. His state of mind has apparently been further compounded by memories of the accidental drowning death of Bobbi Kristina's mom, Whitney Houston, in a bathtub three years ago.

As evidenced by the latest postings to his Twitter account, Gordon has seemed to be in increasingly dire straits in recent days.

A source tells E! News that Nick's mother, Michelle, was the one who wanted the meeting with Dr. Phil, fearing that her son was suicidal.

"I'm so hurt I wanna do myself in, I know I have to strong," Nick tweeted on Tuesday.

"As we sit here right now, my son's life hangs in the balance," Michelle told Dr. Phil, Nick by her side, in a snippet of the interview released by the show. "When Whitney was found, he administered CPR to her and called me as he was standing in front of her saying, ‘Mom, why couldn't I do it? I couldn't get air into her lungs.'"

"He won't let go of the guilt," Michelle says.

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"My heart is full of angry after the Browns have shut me out," Nick tweeted Feb. 25, referring to his repeated claims that Bobbi Kristina's family has barred him from visiting his girlfriend in the hospital and he has been doing everything he could to see her. "They don't even know her. Sabotage."

Bobby Brown's camp, meanwhile, has said that Nick "declined" the chance to visit under conditions put forth by the family.

"Happy Birthday baby I wish I was there with you to hold you and be by your side," Nick tweeted yesterday.

The intervention on Dr. Phil airs March 11.