Nicholas Brendon On Dr. Phil Walk-Off: ‘I Was Very Stressed About Doing The Show’ [Video]

Nicholas Brendon, whom fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer remember as the lovable Xander Harris, walked off the Dr. Phil show after the host asked him some tough questions about alcohol. Although the appearance was taped in August and outlets had already reported on Brendon’s departure, it aired on Wednesday.

Brendon took to Facebook on Wednesday evening to respond to the show. He gave an explanation as to why Dr. Phil smelled alcohol on the actor and also expressed disappointment at how the appearance was handled.

“The night before the show taped, I got drunk. Drunk to the point I still smelled of it the following morning.”

“I was very stressed about doing the show, and was very upset that an attempt was made to blindside me by bringing on my former booking agent.”

“I always have and always will take full responsibility for my actions. I will also defend my loved ones. I am grateful for the support of my family, girlfriend and my wonderful fans. By no means am I a perfect person, but I am also not the monster as portrayed by this show.”

Brendon said he is in treatment. In the clip below, courtesy of the Dr. Phil show, Nicholas discusses his dual diagnosis and briefly sits on the stage with Dr. Phil. In the second clip, courtesy of Entertainment Tonight, fans can see the moment where Nicholas left the interview.