Re: Whitney Houston's recent Brisbane concert disaster.
Whitney Houston struggled through the opening night of her Australian tour, it has been reported.
The 46-year-old singer, who last toured the country in 1988, sparked health concerns after appearing breathless and exhausted on stage at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre last night.
Houston reportedly sang two songs before taking a break and then carried a towel with her for the next few numbers. She later allegedly coughed and left the stage, when her brother Gary came on to sing.
One concert-goer wrote on the Courier-Mail website: "She was not fit to perform. She seemed to be on another planet, and the concert was laughable. When the back up singer's performance is the stand out for the night you know something is wrong."
Another said: "To charge people for that is just wrong. Her voice was gone, she spoke more than she sang. My husband left half way through, he just couldn't watch any more."
Houston, who serenaded daughter Bobbi at one point, also apparently failed to remember the names of her backing band.
The musician's spokesperson recently described rumours that she is in a fragile condition as "rubbish" and "ridiculous".