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‘Not Faking It!’ Nick Gordon’s Pain Is ‘Real’ & ‘Authentic’ During Dr. Phil Interview, Says Body Language Expert

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Mar. 9 2015, Updated 4:41 p.m. ET

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Nick Gordon is clearly an emotional wreck in the highly-publicized promotional trailer for his upcoming interview with Dr. Phil McGraw. But although the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown has faced scrutiny in recent weeks regarding his behavior in the wake of the incident that left her comatose, body language expert Patti Wood tells exclusively, “Nick Gordon is not faking any of this. He is in horrific pain.”

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When Gordon sat down for the interview, which will air on The Dr. Phil Show on Wednesday, March 11, it turned out to be more of an intervention and, as a result, Gordon has checked himself into rehab.

But his emotional breakdown, according to Wood, was not for show.

“I can just tell you that Nick Gordon is in his limbic primitive brain, which is the part of the brain that is responsible for adrenaline flow, emotion and behavior,” says Wood, who is the author of Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma.

As previously reported, Gordon’s behavior has raised concerns in recent weeks. He posted a desperate tweet on Tuesday that read “I’m so hurt I wanna do myself in.” And he’s been trapped in a long battle with Bobbi Kristina’s father, Bobby Brown, over not being able to visit the hospital bedside where his 22-year-old girlfriend is in a medically induced coma. In addition, he is facing the pressure of an ongoing criminal investigation regarding the near-drowning of the woman who called herself his wife.

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Wood, who has not treated Gordon, tells, “He is in a truly charged emotional state and, judging from his paralanguage vocal and physical cues, his pain is authentic and real.”

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