Dr. Phil visits Britney. World breathes sigh of relief.
It looks like television's Dr. Phil is making the fate of the Spears family his personal crusade. Last month he was letting reporters know that Lynne Spears, mother to Britney and the 16-year-old, newly pregnant Jamie Lynn Spears, was a great mother and doing all she could during this time of woe for the family. On Saturday he upped the ante by visiting Britney at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where Spears was admitted after a three-hour standoff with her ex-husband concerning custody of their children.
Dr. Phil visited Britney just as she was packing to leave the hospital and spoke with her for about an hour. In an exclusive statement to Entertainment Tonight he said that the meeting left him convinced "more than ever that she is in dire need of both medical and psychological intervention." He added that he was very concerned for her. It's being reported that Phil will be recording an episode of his syndicated show this week that will focus on Britney and what he thinks needs to be done to put her back on the right track.
I may be extremely cynical, but it seems like this is all being done to drive up ratings for his show and put Dr. Phil back into the public spotlight. Why isn't he making the show more generic and focusing on some of the serious conditions that can affect women of Britney's age. He just seems to be coaxing the Britney fire to burn a bit more while all of us, known as the weary public, want to do is have Britney quietly disappear into nothingness.