Whitney Houston Enters Drugs Rehabilitation Facility...
[Associated Press Report]
Singer Whitney Houston enters rehabilitation facility
singer Whitney Houston entered a rehabilitation facility Monday evening, her
Houston "thanks everyone for their support and prayers," publicist Nancy
Seltzer said in a statement. She declined to offer any further details.
Houston, 40, admitted in a December 2002 television that she had abused
drugs in the past, but told interviewer Diane Sawyer on ABC's "Primetime"
that she had gotten beyond that time through prayer.
Houston's husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, was sentenced to 60 days in jail
in late February for violating probation. One of the violations included a
December misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly striking Houston, leaving
her with a bruised cheek and a cut inside her lip.
In January 2000, Houston left behind a bag at Keahole Kona International
Airport in Hawaii that allegedly held less than half an ounce of marijuana
and three partially smoked marijuana cigarettes.
In 2001, a petty misdemeanor drug charge relating to the incident was
dismissed against Houston after a drug counselor filed an assessment with
prosecutors stating that Houston did not require treatment for substance
Brown and Houston have been married since 1992 and have a 10-year-old
daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
16 MARCH 2004