With five CELEBRITY REHAB cast members dying, DR. DREW PINSKY pulls plug on his controversial TV show.
“I don’t have any plans to do it anymore,” the TV doc said in a new interview. “I am tired of taking all the heat, it is just ridiculous.”
Critics took aim at the MTV/VH1 and HLN star after troubled country singer Mindy McCready committed suicide.
At the time, Dr. Drew went on television to remind people that the singer had a long history of substance abuse and mental health issues and had not “sustained” her treatment, RadarOnline.com noted.
Her death was the most recent to have hit the Celebrity Rehab alumni, which was already reeling from the deaths of Jeff Conaway, Rodney King, Mike Starr and Joey Kovar.
“It’s very stressful and very intense for me. And to have people questioning my motives and taking aim at me because people get sick and die, because they have a life threatening disease, then I have to take blame for that?”
He added, “Treating addiction is treating addiction and we had a program that was second to none. And we were good. We did it for 20 years.