Gordon’s confession came from an appearance on the “Dr. Phil” show, which will air as a two-part interview on Thursday (April 28) and Friday (April 29), Billboard reports. In a preview of the interview, Gordon reveals that although he had seen Bobbi Kristina smoke socially while Houston was alive, her drug use “got really bad” when Houston died in 2012
“It was unfortunate but at the time that’s kind of the only way we knew how to deal with what had happened,” Gordon told “Dr. Phil” host Phil McGraw.
Gordon’s comments come more than a year after he first appeared on “Dr. Phil” in March 2015. At the time, Gordon was clearly inebriated and distraught as Bobbi Kristina’s condition worsened in a medically induced coma.
Immediately after his initial “Dr. Phil” appearance, Gordon reportedly entered rehab for alcohol and Xanax abuse. In his new interview, Gordon touched on his time in rehab as well as Bobbi Kristina’s death, which resulted at age 22 on July 26, 2015 after she spent nearly six months in the coma. Bobbi Kristina’s time in the hospital came after she was found unconscious in her bathtub in January 2015. Since Bobbi Kristina’s passing, Gordon has been regarded as a factor that led 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.
Looking back on his stint in rehab, Gordon admitted that it was something he needed and was thankful for the opportunity to recover.
“I was drinking so much at the time because I could not deal with what was happening to Krissy,” Gordon said. “It mentally broke me. That’s the lowest point in my life right there.”
As the interview continued, Gordon defended himself against those criticizing him with accusations about him being a factor in Bobbi Kristina’s death.
“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.”
Gordon’s new interview with McGraw comes as he remains at the center of a $10 million dollar civil lawsuit filed against him by Bobbi Kristina’s conservator under claims he is responsible for Bobbi Kristina’s death.
Gordon countered the conservator’s claims in the “Dr. Phil” interview, saying Bobby Brown is responsible his daughter’s death.
“[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.”