Nicholas Brendon is getting some professional help. The former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star is set to film an episode of “Dr. Phil” to discuss his struggles with depression and addiction.
“Nick is doing well and sends his love to you all,” a post on Brendon's Facebook page reads. “If you happen to be in the LA area on Aug 26, why not go to a Dr. Phil taping and show some of your love and support to Nick? Tickets are free. You just have to register!” The post links them to Dr. Phil’s website.
Brendon previously reached out to a different TV personality for help, "Celebrity Rehab" host Dr. Drew Pinsky.
— Nicholas Brendon (@NicholasBrendon) July 4, 2015
The actor later indicated that Pinsky had gotten in touch with him. “Thank you @drdrew for your help. The struggle is real and scary,” Brendon tweeted the following day.
The 44-year-old, who is also known for his “Criminal Minds” role, has been open about his struggles on social media. According to posts on his Twitter, the star completed a rehabilitation program in June and checked back into another program just a couple weeks later, which he finished in July.
Nicky update! His 30 day treatment is almost up, and Nick is accepting sobriety as one of the most amazing gifts... http://t.co/1qZUIsWNBf
— Nicholas Brendon (@NicholasBrendon) June 26, 2015
Great News!!! Nicky has officially graduated from his treatment program at Milestones Malibu! Yes, we know we... http://t.co/MJRyjMDyqo
— Nicholas Brendon (@NicholasBrendon) July 31, 2015
His rehab trips came after being arrested three times this year, according to People. He was arrested for allegedly trashing hotel rooms in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in February and in Tallahassee, Florida, in March. He was also charged with public intoxication and impairment in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in May. TMZ reports that he punched a woman’s window with his bare hands in July right before his latest stint in rehab. Police were called, but no arrests were made.
In addition to his legal troubles, Brendon’s personal life also took a downturn. He split from his wife, Moonda Tee, after four months of marriage in February, E! Online reports.
Brendon's episode of “Dr. Phil” will likely get very personal, but the actor has not been shy about letting fans know what he is going through. Since his last trip to rehab, he has posted about going to AA meetings and asked fans for advice about depression.
Hey beauties. I'm not doing great right now in terms of depression. Words of wisdom? #kickingdepressionintheballsack
— Nicholas Brendon (@NicholasBrendon) August 13, 2015
An air date for Brendon's “Dr. Phil” episode has not been announced.