Dr. Drew Pinksy is making a public apology to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in an RadarOnline.com exclusive video interview amid reports he said the superstar pair was headed toward a nuclear split.
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“These comments were taken completely out of context (and) they were never meant to be printed,” said the Celebrity Rehab host, who does not treat the celebrity couple.
“I do not know Brad or Angelina (and) I certainly don’t want to be saying things that could be perceived as hurtful for them, or harmful for them in any way.
“I’m deeply concerned and apologetic and apologize for these comments that were taken out of context.”
Dr. Drew, a board certified addiction specialist, reportedly said Brangelina were on a one-way road toward splits-ville, in part because of Jolie’s past addiction to heroin.
He was quoted as saying, “Just add up a couple things… there’s no such thing as ‘I was a heroin addict’. That doesn’t exist in nature. Something is going on with [her] addiction. Or she’s in recovery (and) I don’t see any evidence that’s the case.”
He reportedly said when Brad and Angelina were put together, it was “a really volatile situation” and the pair was “constantly creating things to weld themselves together”.
However, speaking exclusively to RadarOnline.com, Dr. Drew said he talking in a hypothetical exercise in which he used Pitt and Jolie merely as examples.
“Categorically these comments were not supposed to be in the public discourse,” he said.
“I don’t know these people, I don’t know the facts.
“Literally as though one was speculating, just going through an exercise of speculation and not some sort of analysis that was supposed to be factual or for public discourse… I could not be more upset and disturbed that these things were printed as though I was making some sort of categorical analysis of people I really don’t know.”
Dr. Drew, the long-time host of radio’s Loveline and of the VH1 shows Sex Rehab and Sober House, also had a direct message for the high-profile pair.
“I wish them the best, I hope they do well, enjoy the holidays with their kids and have a nice time. I wish them no ill, believe me… I’m sorry these comments were taken out of context and made public,” he added.