Whitney: Left Her Rehab Before It
Did Whitney Houston really go to rehab? There are some questions this
morning, as my sources insist she never made it there.
I'm told that Houston may have instead spent part of last weekend getting
her throat scraped at a special clinic in the Atlanta area, and that from
there she was supposed to go into a nearby drug-rehab facility. But I am
also told that on Saturday she checked herself out of the throat clinic and
into a local hotel.
"She couldn't have been in a 28-day program, since she was getting and
receiving calls," my source insists.
Also: Local New York radio deejay Wendy Williams is reporting, apparently,
that Whitney checked out of rehab. Williams had one of the all-time
strangest phone interviews with Houston last year, in which drugs, Bobby
Brown and Houston's other problems were discussed.
At the same time, Houston's husband, the irrepressible Brown, is getting a
leave from his current jail time in DeKalb County, Ga., to appear at a
paternity hearing in Boston involving two children by an unnamed woman.
Brown and Houston have one daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Brown has at least one
other child the same age as Bobbi Kristina by another woman.
But the Whitney story is the most upsetting so far, since fans around the
world were congratulating her on getting help at last.
24 MARCH 2004