Well, it’s confirmed. Dr. Phil is a real one.
Dr. Phil and his staff have recently been accused of supplying booze and drugs to addict guests in the name of good television.
Todd Herzog, a former guest on Dr. Phil’s CBS show, came forward with some pretty heavy allegations against the famous TV doctor. He claims that while appearing on the show, he was plied with booze despite the fact that he was on the show because he was battling a severe alcohol addiction.
Herzog told STAT and The Boston Globe that he was sober when he was flown to Los Angeles to appear on the show. He said that when he arrived on set, he found a bottle of vodka waiting for him in his dressing room.
Phil, you sly son of a bitch.
From Daily News:
Herzog said a show staffer also gave him a Xanax so it could “calm his nerves” before his appearance. When he went on the show, he appeared drunk and looked like he was struggling to walk.
“Today, I had an entire bottle, like a liter, of vodka,” Herzog told McGraw on stage. A Breathalyzer test showed he blew .263 — more than three times the legal limit.
“You know, I get that it’s a television show and that they want to show the pain that I’m in,” Herzog told STAT and the Globe. “However, what would have happened if I died there? You know, that’s horrifying.”
Other former guests have accused the popular TV doctor and his staff of putting them at risk and leaving them without medical attention. One woman claimed a show employee told her to buy heroin from a drug market for her niece who was trying to detox.
So who’s telling the truth? Who knows. But look, when it comes to boosting your ratings, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Dr. Phil is a real G. This is how you get those big numbers..
[via Daily News]
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