Did MTV Show Contribute to DJ AM’s Death?

by | October 19, 2009 at 1:46 PM | TV News

Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein on 'Gone Too Far' (MTV)

Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein on 'Gone Too Far' (MTV)

Now that viewers have seen DJ AM’s (Adam Goldstein) ‘Gone Too Far‘ on MTV, some medical professionals claim the program put the recovering addict in danger.

The New York Times spoke with addiction specialists along with Goldstein’s friends and raised the question: “How well did MTV know its host?”

Goldstein, who had a personal therapist join him while shooting the reality show, was forced to call his sponsor following pressure he felt during production.

His former addictions coupled with a plane crash last year left Goldstein in a fragile state before starting production on ‘Gone Too Far.’

“I think the plane crash killed him,” Goldstein’s friend Justin Hoffman told the Times. “It just took a year for it to do it.”

MTV Networks is now reconsidering its vetting process for program hosts in response to criticism that followed Goldstein’s fatal overdose.

The second episode of ‘Gone Too Far’ airs tonight on MTV.

Watch the Entire Premiere Episode of ‘Gone Too Far’ Here