Former Buffy The Vampire Slayer actor, Nicholas Brendon, took to Facebook on Wednesday night, attempting to explain why he walked off the set of Dr. Phil.
The 44-year-old claimed he just wasn’t ready to “share the darkest parts of himself” on national television.
Brendon went on to praise Dr Phil, acknowledging that the psychologist has helped many people around the world.
The actor said he left the set of the daytime TV show because he is worried about his privacy as he continues his struggle with addiction.
Brendon posted on Facebook, “First and foremost, I want to acknowledge all the good Dr. Phil has done for people, famous or not. His production has spent millions on helping people turn their lives around.
“My illnesses and addictions are a daily struggle for me and I am committed to working on them for the rest of my life. A big part of that is focusing on positivity.(sic)”
The former actor said he realized once he was sitting across from Dr Phil he was unwilling to talk about his most ‘recent mistakes’ and decided to leave the set of the show.
A spokesperson for the Dr Phil show gave a statement about the situation.
They said there were “no drama” with Brendon and he “simply chose to leave and did so in a respectful manner.
“Dr. Phil has nothing but the highest respect for Nicholas and wishes him the best in his quest for physical/mental health and sobriety, and stands ready to assist him in any way possible”.
Brendon recently completed his fourth stint in rehab, after being arrested three different times in the past year.
The charges ranged from public intoxication to grand theft and criminal mischief.
Brendon recently split from his wife of five months Moonda Tee, after marrying each other in Las Vegas.
He is best known for playing Xander Harris in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and Kevin Lynch in Criminal Minds (2007–present).
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