Dr. Drew is an expert on treating addiction, so this is surely to hit close to home.
He has nothing but love and admiration for his daughter and, now, the 21-year-old Paulina Pinsky is opening up about her 7 year battle with anorexia.
And, as an addiction medicine specialist, he knows all about what goes into a fight like this, but a lot of her issues seem to stem from her upbringing, especially her mother, his wife of 22 years, Susan Pinsky. In fact, what Paulina says about the pressures her mother put on her are even tough to read.
In a statement, Dr. Drew said:
We can't believe he kept this a secret!
Dr. Drew Pinsky has such an amazing story to tell and we're so happy he's sharing his knowledge with the world.
He helps so many people, so we're glad that there were some seriously brilliant doctors there for him when he needed it.
Dr. Drew just recently revealed that he suffered from prostate cancer and thankfully after a radical robotic prostatectomy earlier this year, he's cancer free!
"While many of you were celebrating the Fourth of July, I was at home on my couch recovering from a radical robotic prostatectomy. Four hours of surgery had left me in great pain, without an appetite, and in need of help from my college-age son, Jordan, to get up and lie down. But I was cancer-free for the first time in at least two years."
He wrote a personal blog post to tell his story.
Dr. Drew wanted people to hear about it directly from him, not from the media or anyone else.
He also wanted to raise awareness of the disease, saying:
Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy in February probably wasn't the easiest decision (we're sure it was as difficult as they come), but it was the right decision as Angelina revealed she had an 87% chance of getting breast cancer due to a genetic predisposition.
It's true that she kept it quiet, but we're positive she had the support of those closest to her! Now, we're hearing about all the support from her peers now that she's spoken publicly about what she's had to go through!
Here's some of what the celebs are saying on Twitter!
Mindy McCready appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2009, and after being the fifth person to pass after starring in the show, a source close to Dr. Drew Pinksy is stating that the doc did everything he could to help the country star.
Mindy McCready committed suicide on Sunday with a self-inflicted gunshot, and after learning that prescription drugs and alcohol were found in her system at the time of her death — she's also the fifth person to pass that appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab within the last two years.
The show ran from 2008 to 2011, and had a total a five seasons.
Referencing McCready's death, the show's former host, Dr. Drew Pinksy said:
Lisa Lampanelli has been struggling with food addiction for 32 years now, and even though she knows she has a serious issue and likes to joke about it on account of being a comedian — she does not take negative comments lightly.
The insult comic wrote about her issue with men and food last week on xoJane, and despite the fact that she thought she was making a breakthrough, people just started hatin' on her like CRAZY!
And now, to clear up what the heck she really meant, she responded to her reader's comments:
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Dr. Drew Pinsky might be in huge trouble if it can be proved that he was paid to talk up Wellbutrin and its antidepressant effects!
Did they slip him a hundo (short for hundred dollar bill) before he gave talks on his radio show??
Nope, try $275,000 (allegedly).
All of this came about during the justice department's case against drug company GlaxoSmithKline, which has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges and pay $3 billion for committing healthcare fraud.
Which is the largest fraud settlement like that in U.S. history.
Back in 1999, Dr. Drew allegedly was paid the money over two months in “settings where it did not appear that [he] was speaking for GSK.”
Maybe people shouldn't do shady things like this — then they wouldn't get into trouble down the road!
Easy as that!
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