DR. PHIL CALLS OFF BRITNEY SHOW

Published on: January 7, 2008
DR. PHIL CALLS OFF BRITNEY SHOW

TV talker Dr. Phil McGraw has decided to cancel the show he was dedicating to Britney Spears, which was to be taped Monday.

In a statement on his Web site, McGraw wrote: "As was widely reported this weekend, at the request of concerned family members, I visited Britney Spears in the hospital. The details of that visit will, of course, remain private. We had planned to tape a Dr. Phil Now show today, focusing not on the tabloid side of Britney's latest problems, but instead on the very serious issues surrounding this case. Clearly, it is not just Britney's family struggling to find a way to protect adult children who cannot be ordered or compelled to seek help. Because the Spears situation is too intense at this time, and out of consideration to the family, I have made the decision not to move forward with the taping at this particular time. Britney and her family are in our prayers, and we ask that they be in yours."