Dr. Phil: Britney's Hospitalization 'A Good Thing'
01/31/2008 AT 12:30 PM EST
He revealed that his hospital visit with Spears in early January was simply as a possible means to "start a low-key dialogue that might make her open to seeking help," and noted that, according to most recent reports, that is the direction that is being taken.
"If that starts [her] on the road to intervention," he said, "then that is a good thing."
McGraw's View guest appearance in New York coincided with Spears's trip by ambulance to UCLA Medical Center earlier Thursday morning in California for a second round of psychiatric observation.
McGraw said he knew nothing more about Spears's condition than what has been reported. He also said that since he and her family have been at odds over his issuing a statement after visiting Britney, he has not been in contact with the Spears family.
He added that as far as his visit with Britney in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is concerned, "I will not disclose what took place."
On Today, McGraw said he wished Spears and her family well at this difficult time.
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