Rehab At Own Request...
Whitney back in rehab
From correspondents in New York
March 25, 2005
TROUBLED pop diva Whitney Houston has
checked into a rehabilitation clinic for the second time in one year, her
publicist's office said today.
Houston, who has waged a lengthy and public battle with drug addiction,
entered the undisclosed facility at her own request, according to a brief
statement from Nancy Seltzer Associates.
The multi-Grammy winner spent five days in a rehab clinic in March last
The 41-year-old diva and her husband, controversial R&B singer Bobby Brown,
have long been the subject of tabloid headlines linking them to drugs.
In a television interview in late 2002, Houston acknowledged hard drug use,
saying she had abused cocaine, marijuana, alcohol and prescription drugs,
but denied she had used highly addictive crack cocaine.
In 2000, she was charged with a drug offence after authorities at a Hawaiian
airport seized her handbag and allegedly found a small quantity of
marijuana. The charges were later dropped.
Houston said in the 2002 television interview she had since managed to
overcome her problem through prayer and faith.
Last month Houston was admitted to hospital in Paris with suspected food
poisoning, after taking ill on a flight.
Brown also has a history of drug, as well as legal, problems.
In addition to a slew of Grammy Awards, Houston has brought home 21 American
Music Awards, more than any female recording artist, and 15 Billboard Music
In February 1998, "Soul Train" bestowed its prestigious Quincy Jones Career
Achievement Award upon Whitney; and in March 2000, she was honoured with the
"Soul Train" Music Award as Female Artist Of the Decade.
NEWSFILE: 25 MARCH 2005