Dr. Drew taking heat after Mindy McCready suicide, ‘Celebrity Rehab’ death toll 

click to enlarge Dr. Drew Pinsky's show 'Celebrity Rehab' has seen five deaths of patients that were previously on the show. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Dr. Drew Pinsky's show 'Celebrity Rehab' has seen five deaths of patients that were previously on the show.

After the sad death of Mindy McCready, some people are blaming Dr. Drew Pinsky and his show “Celebrity Rehab,” claiming the reality series is “cursed” because now five people who  appeared on it have died.

Schlockmeister Richard Marx even weighed in, tweeting on Sunday, “I think ‘Dr’ Drew Pinsky should change his name to [Jack] Kevorkian. Same results.” By Monday he had backtracked, tweeting, “I went too far with the Kevorkian crack. It is, however, my opinion that what Dr. D does is exploitation and his TV track record is not good.”

Marx is probably right to call the show exploitative, but he seems a bit unclear on the concept that there is a high mortality rate with addiction.

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