Richard Marx Slams Dr. Drew Over Mindy McCready's Death
February 19th, 2013 2:40pm EST
Rocker Richard Marx has taken aim at TV doctor Drew Pinsky for failing to help his former patient, embattled singer Mindy McCready, following her apparent suicide on Sunday.
The deeply troubled country musician became the fifth of Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab clients to die after appearing on the show to battle substance abuse issues, and Marx is convinced their TV treatment did nothing to actually help the tragic stars.
The singer/songwriter lashed out at Pinsky via Twitter.com after hearing the news of McCready's death, comparing the medic to controversial assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, also known as Dr. Death, who was known for his work helping terminally ill patients.
In a furious post, Marx wrote, "I think 'Dr.' Drew Pinsky should change his name to Kevorkian. Same results."
He later backtracked on his harsh remark and deleted the message, although he still stands by his conclusion that Celebrity Rehab does more damage than good for stars seeking real help for their personal problems.
Returning to his Twitter page on Monday, he wrote, "I went too far with the Kevorkian crack (joke). It is, however, my opinion that what Dr. D does is exploitation and his TV track record is not good. My heart goes out to the families who suffer most in the wake of the failure to save souls like Mindy McCready."
McCready joins Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr, actor Jeff Conaway, civil rights activist Rodney King and former Real World reality star Joey Kovar on the list of former Celebrity Rehab participants who have died.
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