Associated Press: Houston: Tour great, despite reports
Though video postings of
her recent performances in Australia have been less than flattering, Whitney
Houston says her tour is going great - and she's in great health.
Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster, released a statement yesterday, saying:
"Whitney is in great health and having a terrific time on her tour and with
her fans." She said more than 9,000 people attended Houston's show in
Brisbane, and more than 12,000 were at Acer Arena in Sydney.
"Her fans were dancing and singing along with her, and Whitney appreciates
their support," Foster said.
That view contrasts with news reports quoting disgruntled fans complaining
about the star's voice and performance. Video snippets of Houston struggling
to hit notes in concerts in Sydney and Brisbane have circulated widely on
YouTube and other outlets.
The 46-year-old, who is one of pop's all-time best-selling artists, staged a
comeback last year with her first album in seven years, I Look to You. It
debuted at the top of the album charts.
During her hiatus from music, she battled drug addiction and ended a
tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown. But as she returned last year,
she declared herself healthy and free from substance abuse.
This is Houston's first tour in years.
26 FEBRUARY 2010