Dr. Phil isn't apologizing for offer to help Spears

January 21, 2008 3:44:41 PM PST
Doctor Phil McGraw says he does not apologize for trying to help Britney Spears.

On his syndicated talk show today, McGraw said he had planned to do a show on Spears' troubles before she was hospitalized January 3rd. Furthermore, he says Spears' mother, Lynne, had planned on participating.

He says they never intended to have Spears on the show, and they certainly never discussed staging an intervention with Spears.

McGraw acknowledges he released a statement to the media about meeting with Spears to quell any rumors. He says he never disclosed what happened in that meeting, nor will he ever.

He says he does not apologize for reaching out to a friend, and he's been friends with the Spears family since 2006.