From politics to personal tragedy, this past year was full of exclusives and genuine surprises for Dr. Phil and many of his guests. Here’s a look back at some of his best interviews from 2016.

Forty-three-year-old Kris admitted to manipulating friends and family members out of $1.7 million to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a rock star. Then Dr. Phil surprised him with an in-studio visit from Mega-rocker Gene Simmons who tells him: “Get a damn job and pay back everybody all their money.”  WATCH HERE.

Jane’s Addiction lead guitarist Dave Navarro was 15 when his mom was killed by her ex-boyfriend. Thirty-three years later, he tells the story of turning his pain into music in a documentary called Mourning Son. WATCH HERE.

In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Nick Gordon, shared details about his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown’s tragic death and her downward spiral after the death of her mom,Whitney Houston. He also discussed what he described as the “nightmare” of finding her near-drowned in a bathtub, and his personal battle with addiction. WATCH HERE for the full interview.