Skip to comments.Whitney 'addicted to crack'
Posted on 03/28/2006 7:17:00 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
POP diva Whitney Houston is reportedly hooked on crack and spiralling hopelessly out of control, according to an exclusive online report by Victoria Newton in The Sun.
Pictures obtained by Britain's biggest-selling newspaper are believed to show Houston, 42 and mother to 13-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina, looking "haggard, with dark circles under her eyes and a deranged look on her face".
Shots of the singer's bathroom also reveal signs of heavy drug use, with assorted drug paraphernalia "including a crack-smoking pipe, rolling papers, cocaine-caked spoons and cigarette ends are strewn across the surface tops", the report said.
The bathroom photograph was allegedly taken by Whitney's sister-in-law, Tina Brown, at the home Whitney Houston shares with her singer husband Bobby Brown in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ms Brown told The Sun: "The truth needs to come out. Whitney won't stay off the drugs. It's every single day. It's so ugly. Everyone is so scared she is going to overdose."
According to Ms Brown, Houston "regularly disappears for days and weeks at a time". Other times, Houston spends days locked in her bedroom, piled high with rubbish.
Tina, 42, told The Sun: "She'll point to the floor and say, 'See that demon. I'm telling you somebody's messing with Bobby'. She always thinks it's something to do with Bobby. But it's her, hitting herself ... She breaks everything - mirrors, phones, cabinets, appliances."
Houston was one of the biggest female artists of her generation - with a string of hit singles in the 80s and 90s, including I Wanna Dance With Somebody and I Will Always Love You. She has sold more than 100 million albums worlwide. However, it is believed Houston has spent much of her multi-million dollar fortune on her habit.
Houston was rushed to hospital in 2003 with blood gushing from her nose - and emerged with a bizarre bandage on it. A source said: "Everyone wondered what happened to Whitney's nose." Eyewitnesses at a nearby Las Vegas hotel described how she had earlier looked "completely trashed".
Tina added: "I understand what she's going through. Addiction is a disease. Maybe this interview will save her life."
Well, that will give them something to discuss at Thanksgiving dinner, won't it?
Addendum: Never marry anybody above you, because you'd be making them break the rule.
Bobby Brown is Whitney's downfall..
The picture is devastating. Not only having a great voice, she WAS a physical beauty as well.
CRACK SPACKLE hilarious!
Actually it is pretty common in people who are very ill, severely injured, or dying. The way I had heard it referred to is an 'ashy' look or complexion.
My money is on Bobby Brown, a bad guy if ever there was one.
Life is all about choices...She chose him and chose drugs. I don't think we should be judges, just observers. It's sad that she lost her soul but she does still have a choice to make.
I would be interested in knowing how one makes that decision that one person is beneath or better than another, isn't that like saying "I'm better than you or I'm not as good you"?. On one hand you're got a superiority complex and on the other an inferiority complex.
Observing life, I have found that many times couples compliment each other and change each other, over coming their flaws and making each complete and a better person.
Of course, the opposite is also true, that a couple can drag each other down to the level of Whitney but she refuses to see the truth of her life and chooses a slow death rather than take total responsibility for the consequences. Their is no other person to blame for her station in life...just her.
"Maybe this interview will save her life."
"Reporters. Is there anything they don't know?" ~ Homer Simpson ('cept he actually said "Movie Stars.")
Maybe running at full speed AWAY from Bobby Brown would save her life?
What a waste of her God-given talents. Well, she's the one that'll have to answer for this one, once she o.d.'s. *SHRUG*
Whitney Houston was gifted by God with a tremendous voice. She could have done so much good. She was sidetracked by Bobby Brown and drugs. ""
I blame 98% of this problem on Bobby Brown.
He is one of the creepiest persons in "entertainment".
She will die far before her time, and the gifts God gave her with her looks and talent will be forever silenced. I loved The Bodyguard-(anything with Kevin Costner), and her singing of Dolly Parton's song is from the gut. But I don't know of anything that will bring her back from the brink of disaster.
Alot of women have had a "Bad Boy" in their lives, but Bobby Brown is beyond that.
If she dies, I would like to see him prosecuted for contributing to her death, because I think he got her down this path from the gitgo so that he could have more control over her. He is one sick ba$$tard.
We are all responsible for the choices we make.
O.K. that makes sense. 'Cause that woman is definitely grey. She does look like she's on the Grim Reaper's list.
omg, was this actually on tv?
Many of us have some first hand knowledge of the drug even if "we" don't admit it publicly. Don't feel bad for telling your story. My husband's sister is a crack addict. In recent years, while trying to help her, I have seen some pretty messed up crap myself. We no longer try to help her as she doesn't want to help herself. She was a beautiful woman, once.
Welcome to 21st century world. No self responsibilty. It's always someone else's fault.
The drugs came across the borders, so its....Bush's fault! Yea, that's the ticket!
He could help though,,if he started the process to end this insane war on the citizenry.
I dunno... fifteen years can certainly show - but I believe this is definitely a case where "It's not just the years... it's the mileage." is applicable.
Neither. It's because pot is illegal. If pot was legal, crack would not exist. < /sarcasm >
If beer were illegal, only illegals would drink beer.
Or something like that.
Another article here:
Who is suprised about this?
I think it is the squalor that is the problem, not the cigarettes.
But I understand why you are touchy.
Hi Jonny, just pinging you FYI to this article about the addiction and decline of Whitney Houston.
You know I get that. Both my husband and I believe we married up. Go figure.
Thanks. I was hoping someone would understand what I was trying to explain (in tired, bad fashion!).
The bathroom photo is on the national inquirer site.
I'm shocked! :o
Yeah. Like she wasn't a known crack head for years. ;-)
There's a buzz going around that Lythgoe said tonight's AI results will be a real shocker. Already posted something about it on the thread.
LOL. You did fine. Got it on your first post.
In other words...its not you. : )
Looks more like Scatman Crouthers in drag.
Y O M A N K
Well duh...they kill ya know.
And it finally killed her.