McGraw said the interview for his Dr. Phil chat program, which is to air Wednesday, quickly became an intervention when Gordon's representatives and mother expressed how worried they were about the young man. By the time McGraw was done counseling him, Gordon was on his way to rehab to seek help for his alcohol and drug abuse, as well as his suicidal thoughts.
"He'd go from being able to talk like we're talking now to just all of a sudden collapsing and wailing," McGraw told TV's Entertainment Tonight about Gordon. "And then he would pull out his phone and turn on a Whitney song and just start crying."
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