Did Dr. Drew lose his show over Hillary Clinton health comments?


A rep for Dr. Drew Pinsky says that the Doctor’s controversial comments about Hillary Clinton’s health had nothing to do with the cancellation of his show on HLN.

The noted TV personality inserted himself into America’s presidential campaign discourse when he expressed concerns over Clinton’s health during a radio interview last month:

Based on the information that she has provided and her doctors have provided, we were gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care. She’s receiving sort of 1950s-level care, by our evaluation. When she hit her head [in 2012], she had to wear these prism glasses when she came out. That is brain damage, and it’s affecting her balance. Now clearly, it hasn’t affected her cognition, but tell us a little more about that. That’s profound.

These statements fed into a popular narrative among conservative news sites that Clinton’s health is failing and that she’s mentally unfit to be president.

A source for Page Six stated that Pinsky received a litany of nasty phone calls and emails from Clinton supporters following his comments. In addition, it was reported that CNN (HLN is a sister network) asked Pinsky to pull back from his statements. “CNN is so supportive of Clinton, network honchos acted like the Mafia when confronting Drew. First, they demanded he retract his comments, but he wouldn’t,” the source claimed.

Pinsky’s rep, Valerie Allen, attempted to shut down the conspiracy theories. “I know the timing is suspicious, and I know it’s hard to believe, but the two things had nothing to do with each other,” she said.

The final episode of Dr. Drew On Call will air September 22 on HLN.

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  • DeeDeDee

    I would find it more likely that he got fired because of the enabling he did amongst the girls from teen mom. 🙂 it’s hard to take somebody seriously when they’re making excuses for poor decision making, even a doctor.

    • BooBooBaby

      But MTV Teen Mom has nothing to do with his CNN/HLN gig! Plus, CNN/HLN are big Hillary Clinton supporters and donors! It is so obvious that he got canned because of what he said about her failing health! They’re complete hypocrite’s!

  • Courtney

    I have watched his show on HLN and lately he’s been letting total racists run his show. I was disgusted by all the racist comment towards white people mainly from a woman named Spirit. She lumps all white people as race warriors and goes on and on about white privilege. I am all for discussions on the topic but the entire show has been appalling. I bet that’s the real reason.

    • BooBooBaby

      Omg! I totally agree! I am so sick of stuff like that. He would just let them say those nasty racist things against white people too…….but God Forbid if anyone tried to say anything different. I just couldn’t stand his show or the way he let people talk down and racist about white people.
      Unfortunately I highly doubt that is why he got canned….only because it seems like it is okay to put down white people and be racist towards them right now in the Liberal Media! It is disgusting!
      I think he got canned because CNN/HLN are big Hillary Clinton Supporters/Donors……and he had made those remarks about her failing health, and then gets canned! They’re complete hypocrite’s!

  • MsAwesomePants

    He hasn’t had an “accident” or “killed himself,” so I’m guessing Hillary had nothing to do with it.

    • Jen


    • BooBooBaby

      Too Soon!! 😉
      I guarantee she had everything to do with it. CNN/HLN are big Hillary Clinton supporters/donors!
      It is so obvious that he got canned for what he said about her failing health. They’re complete hypocrite’s!

  • Amy

    If they didn’t fire Nancy Grace for falsely accusing someone of rape they wouldn’t fire Dr. D-bag for rambling about Hildabeast’s health.

    • BooBooBaby

      Well, CNN/HLN are big Hillary Clinton supporters/donors.
      Seems obvious that he got canned for what he said about her failing health. They’re complete hypocrite’s!

  • Jen

    He’s backtracking now bc he doesn’t want to end up dead…I mean, having committed suicide, like every other person who has exposed Hillary for the vile, disgusting, horrific person she is. She let people die and tried to cover it up! Then kills ANYBODY who stands in her way. Does no one else put two and two together when it comes to the people that have died? Don’t be a sheep- look into it!

    • BooBooBaby

      CNN/HLN are big Hillary Clinton supporters / donors…..seems so obvious that they canned him right after he said those things about her failing health! They’re complete hypocrite’s!

  • Murphy

    He should lose his show based on his mismanagement of Leah and Jenelle

  • Alisson Leech

    By Dr Drew!! Haha

  • HoardersFan

    Dr. Drew stated on his podcast (The Adam and Dr. Drew Show) that his statements regarding HRC’s health, and the cancellation of his HLN show were not correlated. Anybody who follows the show knows that it has been in danger of being cancelled for a very long time. It has been subject to multiple airtime changes and format changes in the past year alone.

  • toomanyintexas

    With the iffy things that have come up over the years it seems funny he says somthing about hillary and he s GONE …..Clinton News Network cnn is not gonna have that….lol wake up!!!!

  • toomanyintexas

    He better watch out anyone who crosses Mrs hill has an “accident”

  • bob

    Of course not. No skeletons in the Clinton closet whatsoever…