EXCLUSIVE! Listen Up, 'American Idol' Finalists! Dr. Drew Tells You How To Stay Out Of Rehab!

Mon, May 31, 2010 12:00pm EST by 3 Comments
Courtesy of Fox

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Dr. Drew Pinsky says that sometimes finalists get depressed after the high of the American Idol finale. Here are his preventative tips for going down a dark path!

Lee DeWyze, Casey James and Crystal Bowersox, it’s going to be tough adjusting to your new lives as famous recording artists post-American Idol — but Celebrity Rehab‘s Dr. Drew Pinsky reveals how YOU can resist temptations and avoid ending up on his show like former contestants Jessica Sierra and Nikki McKibbin.

“We’ve treated a number of the Idol contestants and the one thing they all tell me is that the let-down after the final performance is so profound, they get depressed,” the 51-year-old specialist said on the American Idol finale red carpet May 26, advising, “That’s the thing to watch for — keep your balance…and enjoy the moment.”

Watch our video to also hear what the most popular doctor in Hollywood has to say to SCRAM-bracelet wearing starlet Lindsay Lohan (get back to treatment!) and recently hospitalized (for a reported overdose) country singer Mindy McCready!

–Kirstin Benson, reporting by Laura Schreffler

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Posted at 1:33 PM on June 1, 2010  

Dr. Drew always has the best advice! hahaha

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Posted at 9:30 AM on June 1, 2010  

Casey wont get depressed because he was fine just playing locally. If all else fails he would go back to that and have a bigger fan base and be fine.

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Posted at 9:17 AM on June 1, 2010  

Out of the three, Casey, seems to me, won’t go Jessica/Nikki. He’s really realistic and knows that all these things will die down and there’ll be the next guy who’s going to be in his situation.Sounds like the hype is not going to his head.

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