DR. PHIL PROBED OVER BRITNEY VISIT

Published on: January 18, 2008
DR. PHIL PROBED OVER BRITNEY VISIT

Dr. Phil, who is under fire for commenting on Britney Spears' condition to the media, is now reportedly under investigation by the California Board of Psychology for practicing without a license. He is also unlicensed to practice psychology in his home state of Texas.

Dr. Phil says he regrets releasing a statement about his visit with Britney. "Was it helpful to the situation? Regrettably, no. It was not, and I have to acknowledge that and I do," USA Today reports the talk show said Thursday during taping of a Dr. Phil episode that will run Monday.

"I definitely think if I had it to do over again, I probably wouldn't make any statement at all. Period."

Dr. Phil told USA Today that he visited Spears as "a friend and ally of the family," not as a psychologist.