‘Dr. Drew’ Canceled By HLN After He Questioned Clinton’s Health

Clinton and Dr. Drew
• August 26, 2016 12:03 pm


Dr. Drew Pinsky's HLN show Dr. Drew has been canceled shortly after he made remarks questioning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's health care and overall well-being.

He will continue hosting the current affairs show until Sept. 22.

The New York Post reports that CNN will make temporary schedule changes:

The current-affairs show, hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky ("Celebrity Rehab," radio’s "Loveline"), has been axed after 5 ¹/₂ years. It will be replaced — at least for the time being — with reruns of "Forensic Files" and CNN originals (documentaries, etc.).

Pinsky released a statement following the announcement by CNN, who manages HLN: "It has been a privilege working at HLN. My executive producer, Burt Dubrow, and our outstanding staff and contributors were consistently exceptional. I am very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor."

Last week, Pinsky gave an interview, where he had strong concerns about Clinton's health and her health care after saying that he had read through her released medical records . Pinsky pointed back to Clinton's 2012 concussion after a fall and the effects that followed in Clinton's final months as secretary of state, and he openly questioned the wisdom of some of the treatments she'd been given by physicians.

Update (Sept. 1, 2:13 p.m.): HLN spokeswoman Alison Rudnick told the Washington Free Beacon that the decision to cancel the show was made weeks before Pinsky's comments about Clinton.

Published under: CNN, Health Care, Hillary Clinton