It is being reported that the renound Doctor Phil has canciled a taped sit down with the parents of befuddled popstar Britney Spears over allegations that he is only in it to further his own popularity.
The TV shrink insisted he canceled the taping with Jamie and Lynne Spears “because the Spears situation is too intense at this time, and out of consideration to the family.”
A source who is reportedly very close to the tv icon says that it was not his plan to pull the plug, but that of Britney’s parents, who are furious he blabbed about her mental state after visiting her in the psych ward at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
The show was to air Tuesday but will be replaced by another show altogether.
“I’ve been working with this family behind the scenes for a long time, longer than you can imagine,” said Dr. Phil, refusing to apologize for trying to help.
“Clearly, it is not just Britney’s family struggling to find a way to protect adult children who cannot be ordered or compelled to seek help,” he said.
“Somebody needs to step up and get this young woman into some quality care,” he added.