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Dr. Drew quitting ‘Celebrity Rehab’ over criticisms

“Celebrity Rehab” star Dr. Drew Pinsky says he’s throwing in the towel on the controversial show. There’s no doubt that it was exploitative, despite his best intentions, but Pinsky says he’s tired of taking all the heat” for every death, especially when loss of life unfortunately goes with the territory.

CBS News reports that after Mindy McCready died by suicide in February — the fifth person on the show to die — Pinksy said he’d had enough of the attacks.

“These are really sick people, that’s why they die,” he told a radio show. “It’s sad that we’re not doing more shows because people really did get help. A lot of people are sober because of ‘Celebrity Rehab.’”

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