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Dr. Drew Pinsky has helped some pretty hopeless patients through the process of rehab -- but some people need a lot more help than even Dr. Drew can give them. On Wednesday, 33-year-old Charles Pearson was arrested for sending threatening messages to Pinsky, his colleagues and his family.
According to the New York Daily News, Pearson is accused of threatening to kill Pinsky's family -- and if that doesn't convince you he's severely troubled, Pearson also allegedly believed that the radio and TV star had placed a tracking device in his genitals. Pearson is being charged with felony stalking and held on $150,000 bail.
The unflappable doctor, always a class act, graciously told the press that he understands Pearson's behavior and hopes he gets help: "He's probably suffered terribly and we got a dose of it directed our way."
Dr. Pinksy hosts the VH1 reality show Celebrity Rehab -- which, this season, featured such troubled stars as Mackenzie Phillips, Dennis Rodman, Tom Sizemore and Heidi Fleiss. As "the most intense season," according to Pinksy, wrapped up this week (this season featured nudity, fights, walk-outs and a particularly disturbing onscreen seizure), the finale episode was optimistic, and even dipped into Extreme Makeover: Home Edition territory when Dr. Drew and his staff overhauled Phillips' drug den -- giving her a brand new, blood-stain-free bedroom and super-clean bathroom in which to continue her sober journey.
Plus: Why Would Anyone Go on Celebrity Rehab?
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