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News of troubled country singer Mindy McCready's death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound took the celebrity news world by storm late Sunday.

Criticism of VH1's Celebrity Rehab spread almost as fast.

Mindy is now the fifth celebrity cast member to die since appearing on the show, hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, and the third from Season 3 alone.

Mindy McCready and Dr. Drew

The Celebrity Rehab stars who died before McCready:

  • Mike Starr, bassist for Alice in Chains
  • Joey Kovar, a Real World participant
  • Rodney King of L.A. riots fame
  • Actor Jeff Conaway

Starr and Kovar overdosed, King was found dead in his pool with alcohol and marijuana in his system, Conaway died of pneumonia and an infection.

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Looks like this season could be the last for Celebrity Rehab.

The sixth season of the VH1 show is currently airing, with the likes of Michael Lohan, Amy Fisher, and Bai Ling seeking help from the best.

Courtney, Doug and Drew

But the doctor who makes it all happen is pulling the plug.

A source says: "The decision was made to put the show on hiatus because Dr. Drew Pinsky is just too busy to continue to do the show."

"Dr. Drew can be seen nightly on HLN's Dr. Drew Show, and this fall, has another project he is going to be involved with, Life Changers."

"In addition to being emotionally grueling, the amount of time Dr. Drew has to commit to treating celebrities is a tremendous amount."

Drew would "absolutely love to revisit doing the show again in the future when he has the time. Dr. Drew really enjoyed doing the show."

Very sad. We just hope Rachel Uchitel can find someone else to treat her "love addiction" now. That's got to be such a brutal affliction.

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Earlier this week, Michaele Salahi was kicked off Celebrity Rehab because she lacked the one thing people entering rehab typically possess - addiction.

No clue why the show didn't establish this ahead of time, but Michaele's husband, Tareq Salahi is threatening to sue, and that's not even the half of it.

According to her husband Tareq, Michaele only agreed to do Celebrity Rehab to get help from Dr. Drew for a pre-existing condition: Multiple Sclerosis.

Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi

"She was leaning on Dr. Drew who is a respected doctor to get her through some of the issues after the White House," says fellow party crasher Tareq.

He adds that Michaele Salahi takes her MS condition "very seriously" and that it was the show that wanted her to pretend to be something she wasn’t.

Tareq says he now has plans of "exposing" Dr. Drew and the show.

"My wife takes her health very seriously, she has a real diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. We can show you  emails about what they wanted her to pretend to be, therefore, but that's going to come out later on with one of the major networks."

As for Michael Lohan's role in all this?

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