San Francisco Chronicle:
Houston opens up to Oprah about drugs
Houston was so hooked on hard drugs, she dreaded the thought of leaving her
In a candid new interview with Oprah Winfrey, which airs next week, the
singer reveals her struggles with crack cocaine during her marriage to Bobby
Brown, and tells how she could not bring herself to get dressed for seven
The 46-year-old admits to the talk show host that her life began to spiral
out of control after the phenomenal success of the 1992 movie "The
And Houston also reveals she allowed Brown to step into the spotlight during
their 14-year marriage, even though it meant putting her own ambitions on
Winfrey says, "It (the interview) will leave you gasping. She does not blame
Bobby Brown and she takes full responsibility for her engagement in drugs.
"At one point she says, 'I didn't get out of my pajamas for seven months.'
She talks about doing the drugs and sitting in the house, the two of them
going, 'What are we doing?'
"She said, 'I want to tell my story, I want to tell the truth.' She talks
about when it started to go wrong after 'The Bodyguard' -- that was a long
"The thing most shocking to me is that Whitney tried to make herself smaller
to fit in a marriage so the man could be bigger. How many women have done
that? I deeply felt for her. She was trying to be the good wife. She really,
truly loved him."
11 SEPTEMBER 2009