Nick Gordon appeared on the Dr. Phil Show a mess, to say the least. He was intoxicated, drugged and dealing with a lot of guilt and mental anguish. Nick was under the impression he was there for an interview to discuss the events that led up to his girlfriend’s current condition, only to learn his mother and Dr. Phil had another plan in motion.
Nick is a young man who the late Whitney Houston helped raise, but never adopted. Many viewed him as the big brother to Bobbi Kristina Brown, especially the Houston family. Almost immediately after Whitney died Nick and Krissy, as he affectionately calls her, emerged as a couple who appeared very much in love. This came as a surprise to the family who were disgusted with their “new found” love affair.
In January 2014, it was rumored that the two had wed in a secret ceremony but was later revealed to be a lie after Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious. They first made their engagement known in October 2012 and called it off shortly thereafter. By July 2013, the engagement was on again culminating with the fake marriage announcement they shared via social media.
Either way, it is hard to deny his love for her. Nick has been distraught since losing Whitney and the thought of losing Bobbi Kris has taken him over the edge. Michelle, Nick’s mother, reached out to Dr. Phil to get help for her son. Nick has threatened to kill himself, taken several pills and maxed out on alcohol binges since he has not been able to see Krissy. Simply stated, Michelle is afraid for her son’s life.
Dr. Phil answered the call and showed up ready to work. He flew into Atlanta to meet with Nick and Michelle. After learning of Nick’s breakdown right before the interview was set to begin Dr. Phil changed the course of the meeting and set up roadblocks that would lead Nick down one road which led straight to rehab. Dr. Phil told Michelle that Nick was out of control and if left alone he would be dead within a week. During the interview viewers also witnessed taped footage of Nick screaming for Krissy, moaning and even falling out of bed.
The “interview” which aired on the Dr. Phil Show Wednesday, March 11, 2015 displayed a drugged, drunk and hysterical man filled with pain. Nick walked in and out, shouted, cried and had trouble breathing; all within minutes of each other. His words were slurred as he admitted to being drunk and high on Xanax. He had no idea his mother would be there but was happy to see her. Even in all his turmoil he was yet a respectful young man to his mother and Dr. Phil.
Nick was aware that he was having a public meltdown and asked Dr. Phil not to put it on television. He said he could not believe he was crying in front of the world and felt as if he would appear weak. Dr. Phil refuted his thought process telling him it was quite the contrary and he seemed like a man in pain, not weak at all. The sobbing you man exclaimed:
My pain is horrible, my heart hurts and I have panic attacks.
The two men exchanged words back and forth for nearly 30 minutes during the hour-long telecast. Nick seemed to sway in and out with his thoughts but remained true to his cries of missing Krissy. The interview ended with Nick agreeing to leave the hotel and go straight to rehab. Dr. Phil said they would attempt the interview at a later date but at this time the intervention was much more important.
Nick remains the focus of the police investigation surrounding the incidents that resulted in Bobbi Kristina’s unresponsive body being found in a bathtub. This incident occurred nearly three years after he witnessed the same traumatic experience with the late Whitney Houston. Nick Gordon appeared on Dr. Phil in a drunken stupor, but vowed to be clean and sober when he returns. Bobbi Kris remains in a comatose state in an Atlanta hospital with many praying for a miraculous recovery.
by Cherese Jackson (Virginia)