Dr. Drew Pinsky is checking out, with CNN announcing that his HLN show Dr. Drew On Call will air its final episode on September 22, a little over five years after it first premiered on the network.
The sudden cancellation of the current affairs program comes just eight days after Pinsky made a number of controversial claims about Hillary Clinton’s health while appearing on a radio show, including that she was suffering from brain damage.
Pinsky also stated that he and another physician were ‘gravely concerned’ about the ‘health’ and ‘health care’ of Clinton.
These conclusions were not reached after an extensive review of Clinton’s medical records or following a conversation with an individual who has treated the Democratic nominee for president, but rather after Pinsky read an eight-paragraph letter that was written by Clinton’s doctor of 15 years.
That letter, which was publicly released last July, states that Clinton is ‘in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States.’
Pinsky’s comments came as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and many of his supporters including former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and Fox News host Sean Hannity, have also attempted to portray Clinton as being unwell.
But it is clear that bosses at the network were unhappy at Pinsky’s suggestion of doubt as the episode in which the doctor discussed such theories has been removed from CNN’s website.
During the show, Pinksy based looked at a July 2015 letter from Lisa Bardack, an internist in Mount Kisco, New York.
The letter described Clinton as ‘a healthy 67-year-old female whose current medical conditions include hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies.’
It also mentioned how Clinton suffered from deep vein thrombosis in 1998 and in 2009, an elbow fracture in 2009 and, most notably, a concussion in 2012.
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