TV talk show host DR. Phil Mcgraw spent New Year's Eve in hospital, after suffering a heart attack scare. The 57-year-old psychologist checked himself into Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after falling severely ill. A source tells the National Enquirer, "Phil was suddenly stricken by intense body aches, a high fever, and a severe, pounding headache. "He waited it out for a little while at home, but his condition got worse. He was sweating profusely and feeling intense pain throughout his body. His wife Robin saw how much pain he was in, and at 10pm she insisted he go to the hospital." A series of tests ruled out a heart attack and MCGraw was sent home with instructions to take painkillers, blaming the sudden illness on stress and a bad case of the flu. MCGraw made headlines last week (05Jan08), when he visited Britney Spears in hospital after her stand-off with police outside her Beverly Hills home, and was subsequently criticised by her family for speaking out about her need for help.
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