Whitney Houston : Headed To Rehab

Whitney Houston
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Former singer Whitney Houston has reportedly been banned from all future prince concerts. In the past few weeks, Houston has attended several Prince Shows and was reportedly appeared to be “intoxicated” at each one.

According to TMZ’s sources the staff at Prince’s shows finally ejected Ms. Houston, after repeated ticket demands and erratic behavior.  She was reportedly badgering Prince’s staff for free tickets and to let her up on the stage, but was not allowed.

According to Gaurdian.co.uk, the singer has entered an outpatient program for drug and alcohol treatment according to Kristen Foster, her spokesperson. “Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process,” said Foster.  The rumored cause of her behavior is a relapse into her crack addiction.

Houston was born into a musical family on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey.  Whitney’s mother and cousins nurtured her talent for gospel music since birth.   Even As a teenager, Whitney was already on the scene in New York.

In 1983, Clive Davis was taken to a New York nightclub where Whitney was performing and signed her on the spot.   Two years went into the making of her debut album the self-titled album Whitney Houston (March 1985). Not only did the album establish her as an important new artist, but it went on to sell over 12 million copies in the U.S., plus many millions more abroad. This LP set the record as the biggest selling debut album by a solo artist.

Whitney has also enjoyed stardom in the cinema with her numerous roles on the screen.  Her movie career debuted  with her role in the bodyguard and continued with  Waiting to Exhale, the Preahcer’s Wife and a made  for TV interpretation of Cinderella by Disney called Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in November 1997. The special starred Whitney as the Fairy Godmother.

(Some information from www.whitneyhouston.com.)