Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of the “Dr. Drew On Call” show on HLN, is having his show cancelled just days after he was critical of Democratic presidential Hillary Clinton’s health during an interview, CNN reported Friday.
Pinsky appeared Aug. 17 on KABC’s “McIntyre in the Morning” show, where he was highly critical of both Hillary Clinton’s health and the health care she receives.
“Based on the information that she has provided and her doctors have provided, we were gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care,” Pinsky said on the radio show, which was transcribed by The Washington Free Beacon.
“Both of us [a medical colleague of his] concluded that if we were providing the care that she was receiving, we’d be ashamed to show up in a doctor’s lounge. We’d be laughed out. She’s receiving sort-of 1950-level care by our evaluation,” Pinsky continued.
CNN, the parent company of HLN, did not specify the actual reason for the cancellation. Executive vice president of CNN, Ken Jautz, only said “Dr. Drew and I have mutually agreed to air the final episode of his show on September 22.”
“When she hit her head, she had to wear these prism glasses when she came out,” Pinsky continued on McIntyre In The Morning. “That is brain damage, and it’s affecting her balance.”
Pinsky said “It has been a privilege working at HLN,” in a statement. “I am very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor.”
The move comes after HLN announced ending a run with long-time star Nancy Grace in June.