I already weighed in on how stupid I feel it was of Dr. Drew Pinsky to run his mouth about Tom Cruise to Playboy, and apparently now Drew is realizing it was a mistake, too. So he’s apologizing. Sort of.
In a statement through his own lawyer, Drew says:
“Dr. Drew meant no harm to Mr. Cruise and apologizes if his comments were hurtful … Although Mr. Fields’s [Tom's lawyer] intent is clearly to slander and discredit Dr. Drew, under no circumstances is Dr. Drew making a blanket diagnosis about Scientology nor Mr. Cruise whom he does not know. Dr. Drew was simply using Mr. Cruise as an example of someone who is recognizable to help the public understand. Again, Dr. Drew meant him no harm.”
Let me reprint your quote once more: “Take a guy like Tom Cruise. Why would somebody be drawn into a cultish kind of environment like Scientology? To me, thatâ€™s a function of a very deep emptiness and suggests serious neglect in childhood – maybe some abuse, but mostly neglect.”
Okay. Hey. Take a guy like Drew Pinsky. Why would someone with an actual degree to practice medicine be drawn into a famewhoring, destructive environment like Celebrity Rehab? To me, that’s a function of a very deep emptiness and suggests serious insecurity in one’s personal identity — maybe some money-grubbing, but mostly insecurity.
Remember Dr. Drew Pinsky? From Love Line? With Adam Carolla?
Ah, those were the days.
Anyway, he’s the latest to weigh in on the Britney saga, and FINALLY we’re hearing from someone who has both a medical degree and expertise in the field of addiction. Here’s what he says:
We know that she is a drug addict because she’s been admitted to a treatment center. You can’t be admitted unless youâ€™ve met criteria for addiction … She is a drug addict. It is an indisputable point. And she has a parent with an addiction. Just by having a parent with addiction puts you at about a 50% risk for having your own addiction problem. But, just because you have a genetic heritage doesn’t mean you’re going to get an addiction. A childhood trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, will also propel a person towards full-blown addiction.
Ya hear that, Brit-Brit!
YOU’RE A DRUG ADDICT!
DR. DREW SAYS SO!
Seriously, I adore Dr. Drew. If Dr. Drew issued a statement stating that I was a Navajo hermaphrodite, I’d go back and grill the doctor who delivered me. I’d be all like, “Who are my real parents? And where is my penis??!” That’s how much I trust Dr. Drew. But honestly I’d be mad because, like, I’d just want that penis back for a day. I have like three girlfriends who have promised that if I had a penis for a day they would suck it. It’s not like I want to be a guy or anything — I love being a girl — but it would just be nice to know what it felt like. So I’ve made sure to line up some willing participants in case, through some odd sequence of events, I had a penis for just 24 hours. Oddly, no guys have agreed to do it. I’m like, “Seriously? But I’m still a girl. I just have a penis. I’d reciprocate” and they’re all like, “Ew, no,” but my girlfriends said they would, so it’s all good. But anyway, I would be excited if Dr. Drew said I was a hermaphrodite and then I would demand to have my penis back for a day.
Here’s the point:
Britney Spears is a drug addict.