Gooden: Dykstra tried to "rescue" me from rehab
Lenny Dykstra, left, and Dwight "Doc" Gooden. / Getty Images
NEW YORK - Dwight "Doc" Gooden will highlight the Season 5 cast of Dr. Drew Pinsky's "Celebrity Rehab." But he wasn't the only troubled 1986 Mets great to grace the sober house, CBS New York reports.
According to Dr. K, Lenny Dykstra made an uninvited appearance to try and break his former teammate out.
"Actually, Dykstra came to visit me on 'Celebrity Rehab,'" Gooden told WFAN's Boomer & Carton on Tuesday. "I'll tell you what, it was crazy. He thought that I had been hypnotized and (Dr. Drew) got me in there and was holding me hostage. He tried to come in with two guys to get me out of there."
Dykstra made headlines last month stemming from an alleged naked massage endeavor while interviewing a housekeeper. Also in April, Dykstra was charged with embezzling from a bankruptcy estate.
"So they come in. I'm talking to him, he wanted to talk, 'Doc, I don't like this.' So we go out on the patio, me and him and the two guys are sitting there, we're talking.
"He said, 'you sure this is what you want?' I go 'yeah.' He goes, 'I don't know, I don't feel good about this ... let me take you bags and if you don't like it, you call me.' I was like, 'trust me, I'm cool.'"
It's not clear whether Dykstra's rescue mission will air on the VH1 reality show.
"This is not part of the show. This is real stuff," said Gooden. "Whether they got it (on video) or not, I'm not sure."
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