Dr. Phil regrets making statement about Britney

January 18th, 2008 // 50 Comments

Dr. Phil commented on his show yesterday about his meeting with Britney Spears while she was hospitalized after a custody standoff with the police. Dr. Phil still feels the visit was appropriate, but regrets making a public statement, according to USA Today:

“Was it helpful to the situation? Regrettably, no. It was not, and I have to acknowledge that and I do,” the talk show host told his audience 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 says he made the statement to Entertainment Tonight because the media would come to him asking why he was there:

He disputes those who say he inappropriately discussed her condition in the statement, which referred to Spears being “in dire need of both medical and psychological intervention.”
“I said that before I ever met her,” he says.

After the interview, Dr. Phil said a polite “thank you” and reiterated he was just looking out for poor Britney. Then he excused himself to prepare a special episode of his show. It’s titled “Hey, remember when I visited Britney Spears in the hospital? I’ll never let you forget! WA HA HA HA!”


  1. yuri


  2. p911gt10c

    he’s only sorry that he won’t be able to do the Britney episode and rake in the cash.

    Oh, and #1, you’re a loser. Either post a real comment or get off the board.

  3. Doctor Phil is a sad excuse for a human being.

  4. havoc

    Yeah, he apologized because his ass is in a sling.

    #3 got it right….



  5. lg

    Gosh, she’s dressed like she’s going to a PTA meeting.

  6. woodhorse

    Britney won Dr. Phil. Smart money is always on the Manic.

  7. kati

    her lipstick is horrendous

  8. woodhorse

    My bad. He “retired” (voluntarily gave up) his license a few months ago. He’s not a doctor anymore. It’s MR. phil now. Or just ‘Phil” – yeah, “Phil” will do.

  9. Mdiz

    Mr. Phil… Or just plain Phil.. He’s no Doctor, he’s just a media whore.

  10. Maybe Dr. Phil wanted to compare their bald heads?

  11. help me

    So, then what kind of a nut is she: peanut, walnut, pecan, michale jackson wantabe, bi-polar, or multi-personality disorder. Please, Dr. Phil, save us all from this media eating monster.

  12. Dr. Phil just wanted to compare his bald head to Britney’s.

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  14. Maybe he can convince her to stop showing her white underwear while her red headed cousin from down south is visiting… no one needs to know when it’s time to pay her monthly bill.

  15. Hemlock Queen

    You know I was I wondering about that HIPAA act. I knew it was strict. There is a thing called patient confidientiality rights. Even someone as fucked up as Brit deserves that. Why don’t you think she get’s help? Everyone sells her stupid ass out. Even her whore mom.

    Serves Dr. Phil’s fame-whoring ass right. Dumbass!!!

  16. Jrz

    Dr Phil’s head is gigantic. He reminds me of that big top-heavy thing in Borat during the Running of the Jews.

  17. Auntie Kryst

    So after all this apologizing and shit, is he now going to play a victim of some sort? That’s right, the media was going to come down on him-ahhhh. What choice did he have? It’s not his fault, phucker had to something. LE ROI de DOUCHE!
    (apologies if I screwed up the French language)

  18. p0nk

    ok, let’s move on to the other trainwreck. LiLo has been ordered to work 2 4-hours days at the morgue plus some time in hospital emergency room as part of her punishment for drunk driving.
    Anybody else think LiLo working at the emergency room is a bad idea?

  19. D. Richards (Freebaser.)

    I read somewhere that Oprah was unhappy about Mcgraw talking to the media about Britney Spears and was threatening to pull his show off the air. Now, I don’t know if this is true or not, but it would definately explain the ‘doctor’s’ half apology.

    Oprah is Phillipe’s meal ticket. And what that big-fat-gigantic-assed-cottage-cheesed-thigh-skank-bodied heffer says, goes. Period.

  20. I agree p0nk… she’d likely rifle through thr pockets of corpses to look for spending money.

  21. I like Dr. Phil, he’s like a big bald teddy bear..

    I’m tired

  22. Ted from LA

    I hate Dr. Phil. He’s like a bald asshole.

    I’m wide awake.

  23. Ang

    Oprah makes Dr. Phil lick her gorilla butthole while Gayle munches her.

  24. Sapphire Eyes

    Phil, Phil, Phil … have you never read the HIPPA act? A patient must sign a consent form to get his or her own medical records. WTH? So, of course, speaking publicly about a “personality” is a gross violation of Britney’s elaborately outlined HIPPA rights, whether he treated her or not.

    The Hippocratic oath says that a physician’s responsibility is to “First Do No Harm”. It applies to RN’s, PA’s, and Nurst Practitioners as well. Every medical professional takes this oath before getting licensed. I would imagine that “Dr.” Phallus would have had to take the same oath.

    The fact that he would comment on her mental condition without actually seeing her or meeting her is disgusting. I’m no fan of Britney’s, but it’s like kicking a dying dog. Just plain nasty.

    Screw his Ph.D. Overeducated, pompous asshole.

  25. Otter

    #24 and #25 are saying basically the same thing.

  26. steve

    y’know, it’s just plain weird that Mr. Phil is even allowed to live.

    #24, for some reason, that’s cracking me up. Gorilla butthole? I’m dying of laughter over here.

  27. Dona

    To see her in a “better” shape, listen to her music and see rare paparazzi clips whyfame.com

  28. Ted from LA

    You have a small run in your hose. And as for Oprah, she should come out of the closet and tell the world she likes eating pussy. It would be cathartic for her.

  29. Chauncey Gardner

    Judging from the picture, I think it is safe to assume that Amy Winehouse’s beehive was not really hers; it was an alien, like that shit from SPIDERMAN 3, that jumps from person to person and makes them into bigger-than-usual crazy assholes. I predict that the alien Hive will make it’s next appearance on Tom Cruise’s head. And the collision of Cruise and the Hive will create a singularity so powerful and deep that it will consume even the heaviest objects in our solar system – even that fatassed Kate Bosworth.

  30. smc894

    I’m so fucking bored of Britney Spears.

  31. adeliza

    Whose fangs ripped those stockings? Was her dog going down?!?!?!?

  32. Whatever

    Clowns scare me. Especially ones with STDs.

  33. BunnyButt

    All of you who keep moaning and groaning about Brit’s family not helping her need to be aware that, legally, there isn’t much they CAN do. You can’t simply commit an adult relative to a rehab or psych facility or submit to outpatient care, even if he/she desperately needs it (and I’m not sure how much Brit needs it). A lot of legal wrangling, with the involvement of medical and mental health care providers is required, and, even then, there’s no guarantee you’ll succeed. Not that I see them as being all that caring, but Brit’s family could very well be taking legal steps towards getting help for her, but it’s generally not a speedy process, and, unlikely as it sounds, it wouldn’t necessarily be something they want made public. In the meanwhle, their hands are tied. All they can do is be supportive and offer help if/when she’s ready. No, I’m not defending Brit’s family. I’m simply pointing out that “getting help” for another person, even a relative, isn’t as easy as many seem to believe.

  34. no1justminda

    Well DUH, Dr. Phil

  35. redsonja1313

    I didn’t even read this article…I still can’t get past…. WHAT FUCKING WARPED MIRORR DOES BRIT BRIT OWN ???? What fashion mag or book or hell even coloring book is she drawing from, how do you leave the house thinking this is a good look !!!!

  36. jaded

    Apparently, the Associated Press (AP) has already written an obituary for Brit. Not uncommon for major governmental figures or 80 year old stars…but for a 26 year old tramp…well, isn’t that telling. I predict the following words and phrases will make it into the obit:

    “once rising star…trumpeted viginity…drugs and booze…bad skin…liposuction can’t fix everything…attention seeking…fucked up kids…Dr. Phil failed because he’s an Oprah-born quack”

    Sad, really.

    But, hey, on a lighter note…has anyone noticed how Oprah starts every statement with “I?” Infuriating self-rightiousness.

  37. Puritan Assmilk

    #37, I haven’t noticed because I don’t fucking watch that whale Oprah.

    Dr. Phil is an asshat.

  38. Melanie

    To see her in a “better” shape, listen to her music videos, see rare paparazzi clips and more try this guys WhyFame.com

  39. @30 Hmm…What if Dr. Phil tried to help Tom Cruise? Maybe Cruise just needs a no nonsense talking to.

    Did Britney have sex with that guy behind her? His skin is slightly dark.

    Britney is coo-coo for cocoa cocks.

  40. bbw

    Britney again? why are people interested in talking about her even though these are fake things? you should know the fake news about her pregnancy and her joining the famous bbw dating site called plusmingle.com .. I can not believe any piece of her news.

  41. joho777

    Of course Dr. Phil wishes he hadn’t made a statement about Britney’s condition.

    The American Medical Association is almost certainly angry with him because he announced a diagnosis and forgot to charge an exorbimate fee.

    The AMA hates the idea of any physician (even a fake TV one) giving free medical advice. They have spend years and years getting the public used to high fees for not-very-accurate guesses, and this sort of thing could throw their whole pricing structure out of whack.

    I wonder how Dr. Phil is going to get out of this.

  42. EuroNeckPain

    Auntie Kryst, “DOUCHE” in French means shower.
    What would it sound like, if a French person who is invited in a US home asked “may I take a douche ?”

  43. Kat

    Where is Dr Phils son? I am suprised he is not trying to bring him into the picture to show Brit the meaning of “true relationships”….good golly

  44. IWONKY

    It looks like she found those clothes in the trash.

  45. Lisa

    She is gorgeous.seems saw her before on a millionaire&celeb dating site CelebMingle.com
    ,but don’t know ih it is her

  46. yawn

    Dr.Full-of-Shit took a dump on this one.

  47. Scientologist for you

    The answer for her and you is here, if only you can open your minds!

  48. Got news for you buddy, for the originator of this slam against will and Scientology. You ARE Darth Vader.

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