In a recent radio interview, Dr. Drew Pinsky said he doesn’t plan on participating in any more Celebrity Rehab, following the death of five former cast members — most recently country star Mindy McCready earlier this year.
“I’m tired. It’s very stressful and intense for me,” Pinsky explained in a radio chat with Zach Sang and the Gang. “To have people questioning my motives and taking aim at me because people get sick and die because they have a life-threatening disease, and I take the blame? Rodney King has a heart attack and I take blame for that?”
In addition to McCready and King, Jeff Conaway, Mike Starr and Joey Kovar have all have passed away after appearing on the program.
EW’s requests to reps for Dr. Drew and Vh1 for comment on his radio show comments and to confirm the end of his participation in Celebrity Rehab were not returned.