Former ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ star Nicholas Brendon taped an appearance on ‘Dr. Phil’ a little while ago after his latest trip to rehab. He ended up walking off the show. His episode aired yesterday, and Nicholas took to Facebook to discuss the experience more openly.
Here’s an excerpt of what Nicholas had to say:
So…that aired. It was extremely sad that the producers decided to sensationalize and exaggerate the already-disappointing events of the past year, especially the events of the week leading up to taping. A few things I need to clarify, for the sake of my family and loved ones.
Dr. Phil had some hard words for my mother, who I love dearly and who I have caused more heartache than I care to remember.
When I was molested as a child, it was 1982. Therapy wasn’t talked about and accepted the way it is today. Going to therapy in 1982 would be similar to getting a divorce in 1950. It wasn’t done, and if it was, it wasn’t supported by those around you…
The night before the show taped, I got drunk. Drunk to the point I still smelled of it the following morning.
I was very stressed about doing the show, and was very upset that an attempt was made to blindside me by bringing on my former booking agent Andrea Albin, a manipulative, unprofessional person several former clients are pursuing legal action against…
While it didn’t make it to air, I’m glad that at least the studio audience was able to see a small portion of [Andrea Albin’s] lies exposed by Dr. Phil. I’ve done several conventions since walking away and have had no problems with fans or the law since. Hoping to continue the trend. It’s been nice.
I always have and always will take full responsibility for my actions. I will also defend my loved ones…
I am actively participating in treatment and remaining positive in the light of negativity. It will remain my goal to one day obtain the clarity and clearness of spirit that Dr. Phil demonstrates daily.
You can read Nicholas’s entire post on his Facebook page. It sounds like it was simply too early in his recovery for Nicholas to do something like Dr. Phil. I mean, imagine: it takes a lot of strength to go on a TV show and discuss such personal struggles. I’m glad to hear he’s still actively participating in treatment; hopefully it will help him! Here’s a clip from his appearance on ‘Dr. Phil’:
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