Friday, January 18, 2008

Dr. Phil regrets Britney Spears remarks

Dr Phil McGrawTV 'shrink' Dr. Phil McGraw has spoken out about his controversial attempt to help Britney Spears while she was hospitalized at the beginning of the month.

McGraw - who came under  fire for commenting on the singer's mental 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.

The 57-year-old Doctor - who shot to fame in the 1998 following several appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 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.

By Owen Williams, Jan 18 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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