Whitney Explains Cut...
The following is an article from the New
York Daily News of 24th July 1997 in which Whitney explained the cut to her face.
Whitney Houston says it was clumsiness that
led to a deep cut on her face and caused her to abruptly end her Mediterranean yachting
trip with husband Bobby Brown.
"I feel like a klutz," Houston told the New York Daily News through her
publicist, Lois Smith. You'll recall that police on the island of Capri investigated the
incident after receiving conflicting stories as to how it happened. Police initially said
Houston told doctors on the island that she cut her face swimming after falling on some
rocks, but a crew member said that the injury occurred while the diva was still on board
the 120-foot ship. On Tuesday, Houston's publicist said that the accident actually did
happen aboard the yacht. "They were having lunch, and she slipped in the dining
room," said Smith. "She thinks she cut herself on a dinner plate that broke when
she was trying to break her fall. [Houston] said, 'It was a dumb thing.'" Smith said
Houston is now back at home with Brown, and she dismisses reports hinting that Houston's
trouble-prone husband may have somehow caused the wound: "Believe me, he wouldn't be
there if he did."
In other Houston news, the songstress was a
no-show at Disneyland on Monday, where ABC previewed Cinderella for the press. Houston not
only produced the movie, but co-stars, playing fairy godmother to Brandy's title
character. She finished up her role last week and immediately jetted off to take her
NEWSFILE: 24 JULY 1997