Dr. Drew Pinsky calls out Lohan, Spears for addiction, narcissism
By April MacIntyre Apr 10, 2009, 3:55 GMT
Not afraid to name names of today’s hottest starlets, Dr. Pinsky says, “I think Lindsay is one of my peeps. She’s a straight up addict.” © Chris Hatcher / PR Photos
Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Nicole Richie and even Elvis Presley are fair game in Dr. Drew Pinksy’s latest book, The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America.
Dr. Pinksy tells “Extra,” “Narcissists in reality want to think they’re great and grandiose when in fact inside they feel very empty and small.”
Not afraid to name names of today’s hottest starlets, Dr. Pinsky says, “I think Lindsay is one of my peeps. She’s a straight up addict.”
He continues, “I’ve been saying for awhile she’s going to have a major blow out. Major torch out before she becomes motivated to capitulate treatment.”
As for Britney Spears, Dr. Pinsky comments, “Britney had severe mental illness…I thought she was going to die…Britney is only alive because of the actions of her parents.”
According to Dr. Pinsky, former wild child Nicole Richie’s salvation was becoming a parent, saying, “In my opinion, motherhood has a very positive impact on addiction…Nicole is actually somewhat of an inspirational story.”
When asked, “why was Elvis so self destructive?” Dr Pinsky responds, “Elvis was a straight up drug addict and no one know how to deal with that problem at that time.”
“Extra’s” interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky airs tonight.