It’s been more than a year since Nick Gordon appeared on Dr. Phil, clearly inebriated and distraught as his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition worsened in a medically induced coma. Now he is making an appearance on the show again, discussing his time in rehab and Brown’s death.
In a preview for a two-part interview that airs in full on Thursday and Friday, Gordon said Bobbi Kristina had a drug problem. He went on to say he had seen her smoke socially while her mother, Whitney Houston, was alive. But when Houston died, he said, her use “got really bad.”
“It was unfortunate but at the time that’s kind of the the only way we knew how to deal with what had happened,” he continued.
Gordon reportedly entered rehab for alcohol and Xanax abuse immediately following his appearance on Dr. Phil in March 2015. In this new interview, he said that was something he needed and was thankful for the opportunity.
“I was drinking so much at the time because I could not deal with what was happening to Krissy,” he said. “It mentally broke me. That’s the lowest point in my life right there.”
Brown was found unconscious in her home bathtub in January 2015, after which she spent nearly nix months in a medically induced coma before dying at the age of 22 on July 26, 2015. Since then, Gordon has been characterized as a factor leading to her death.
“How does that happen to one person and then happen the second time? It was just so similar. All the sirens and all that stuff. It was horrible,” Gordon said, according to a written preview of the interview.
Later, he defended himself against the accusations that have been raised against him.
“Regardless of what everybody thinks, I made Krissy and Whitney’s last few years on earth as happy as they would be,” Gordon said. “I gave them somebody to trust, to talk to, to be there, someone genuine.”
Brown’s conservator has filed a $10 million dollar civil lawsuit against Gordon, claiming he is responsible for her death. In the interview, Gordon disputes this and turns the blame toward Brown’s father, Bobby Brown.
“[Bobby] hurt his own daughter, not me,” Gordon said. “I was the one there for her while she was dealing with him not being there. He’s not a reasonable person so I’m not planning on talking to him and I really don’t want to.”
Watch the interview teaser here: