Dr. Drew Pinsky Loses HLN Show, Denies It’s Because He Made Comments About Hillary Clinton

"Need me to make any teen moms cry, MTV? I seem to have a little extra time on my hands these days..."
“Need me to make any teen moms cry, MTV? I seem to have a little extra time on my hands these days…”

Dr. Drew Pinsky may have a lot more time to host Teen Mom reunions these days– his HLN talk show has been cancelled!

The Good Doc, who has hosted Dr. Drew On Call since 2011, saw his show cancelled in late August, and it was reported that the reason for the cancellation was due to some comments that Dr. Drew made regarding Hillary Clinton’s health and healthcare. Today, a rep for Dr. Drew stated that those comments had nothing to do with the cancellation of ‘Dr. Drew On Call.’

“I know the timing is suspicious, and I know it’s hard to believe, but the two things had nothing to do with each other,” Dr. Drew’s rep Valerie Allen told Page Six, adding that the show’s cancellation was already planned as part of a network revamp.

It is suspicious that the two things had nothing to do with each other, as the cancellation was announced just eight days after Dr. Drew commented that he was “gravely concerned” about Hillary’s health and health care. The network has yet to really comment on the alleged controversy, but in an August 25 statement announcing the show’s cancellation, CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz thanked Drew for his service.

“Dr. Drew and his team have delivered more than five years of creative shows, and I want to thank them for their hard work and distinctive programming,” he said.

Over the years, Dr. Drew has hosted an assortment of reality TV stars on his shows, including some of the ‘Teen Mom’ girls (most recently Amber Portwood and her fiance Matt Baier). He regularly tackled hot-button news stories regarding celebrities.

The last episode of ‘Dr. Drew On Call’ will air on September 22.

Note from The Ashley: Please don’t leave creepy politics comments for this story! Keep it civil– this is not the place to discuss politics!

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14 Responses

  1. He’s an idiot. It’s illegal for doctors to speak publicly about patients health. Duh. I don’t care if it were Trump or Hillary, what he did was not acceptable.

  2. Dr. Drew only reviewed her medical records she released. Most candidates for president release their records, and all kinds of Drs. rush to tell us what they think we should know. They cannot know. Psychiatrists are the worst, they are always giving diagnosis and have never talked to the individuals. This type of “guessing” will continue to occur. My problem with Drew is he knows the teen moms and never tells them “grow up”. I think he is pretty feckless and should go back to private practice. He should have at least known she was nor raised in Arkansas. She never went until he moved back to start his political career. That is my problem with dr drew, he always overlooks details and makes me not sure how true is overall information. I heard several other doctors give their opinions, one thing is sure Clinton is very sick. And , dr drew, I said after I read what he said, I said very low ratings I give him him a week before they can him.

  3. You know in Farrah’s delusional brain she thinks he got fired for what he said about her..just you wait..she is going to say something along those lines.

  4. Here is Dr. Drew making said comments: Dr. Drew “Gravely Concerned” About Hillary Clinton’s Health

    Some excerpts from that Interview:

    “We just dispassionately sat and evaluated the medical record that she had released. And based on the information that SHE has provided and her doctors have provided, we were gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care.” Dr. Drew Pinsky said

    “I mean, it’s dangerous and it’s concerning, but you can see—and by the way, there were two other things that gravely concerned us. When she hit her head, she had to wear these prism glasses when she came out. That is brain damage, and it’s affecting her balance. Now clearly, it hasn’t affected her cognition, but tell us a little more about that. That’s profound. And then number two, when they screened her for heart disease, again, they did an old-fashioned screen. It just seems like she’s getting care from somebody that she met in Arkansas when she was a kid, and you’ve got to wonder. You’ve got to wonder. It’s not so much that her health is a grave concern. It’s that the care she’s getting could make it a concern.” -Dr. Drew Pinsky

  5. I have listened to him say in his “This Life” podcast that he can’t really call out the Teen Moms like people want him to because he’s not technically treating them. I almost accepted that until I heard him waxing on about Clinton. You’re not treating her either. So have several seats Dr. Drew.

  6. You know whose health he could comment on? The Teen Moms addicted to drugs. But he never has. Even when Janelle shot up off camera and nodded off on camera, he never intervened. When Amber was addicted to pills and failing drug tests, he never said anything, until she was in prison. And when Leah was addicted to pills and nodded off holding a baby, when she lost custody of her kids, when she went to treatment for “exhaustion,” he never said anything. Which enabled them to keep on lying.

  7. Politics aside “Dr” (and I use that term lightly) Drew looked like a fool for second guessing candidate Clinton’s health records. He was wrong on every concern. He lets the teen moms get away with stupid comments and goes after the dads. He is a sad panda.

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