Reportedly tormented by feelings that he failed girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown, Nick Gordon left a "volatile" interview with Dr. Phil McGraw and proceeded to rehab, according to McGraw and TMZ.
"He said he had an enormous amount of guilt and pain," Dr. Phil told the Associated Press in an interview Monday.
Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was discovered unresponsive and face-down in her bathtub Jan. 31 at her Georgia home. She's been on life support at Emory University Hospital ever since, after doctors placed her in a medically induced coma. The dire situation has apparently left Gordon distraught.
That much was apparent in an interview with Dr. Phil that initially seemed unproductive.
Gordon was "clearly in an altered state of consciousness," McGraw added. "I asked him if he was sober, and he said 'No.'"
The interview appears on Wednesday's edition of "Dr. Phil." In it, McGraw stresses the importance of seeking help to Gordon — and it apparently made a difference.
"Nick, you're out of control," McGraw said during the interview, via USA Today. "You've threatened suicide. You deserve to get some help, because if you don't, you know you're going to wind up dead."
Some of Gordon's angst may stem from Bobby Brown's decision to deny Gordon the visitation rights he needs to be at Bobbi Kristina's side. Gordon's mother noted as much.
"Nicholas is at a breaking point," she said during the taping. "He cannot bear not being with Krissy by her side. He's dealing with it by drinking. I've begged him to stop, and it doesn't help."
Gordon and friend Maxwell Lomas originally found Brown and discovered that she wasn't breathing. They performed CPR and called 911.
What caused Brown's condition remains unclear.