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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 2002, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Whitney Houston Acknowledges Drug Abuse


ABC News' Diane Sawyer sits down for a rare inteview with superstar Whitney Houston at her home, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, in suburban Atlanta. Houston admits she's abused drugs in the past, but says she's gotten beyond that time through prayer. The Grammy-winning singer also discusses the pressures of stardom and her decade-long marriage to Bobby Brown. ``Primetime,'' is scheduled to air on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002.



Whitney Houston Acknowledges Drug Abuse


Dec 3, 2:18 PM (ET)

NEW YORK (AP) - Whitney Houston admits she's abused drugs in the past, but says she's gotten beyond that time through prayer.

The Grammy-winning singer also discusses the pressures of stardom and her decade-long marriage to Bobby Brown in an interview with Diane Sawyer on "Primetime," scheduled to air at 9 p.m. EST Wednesday on ABC.

When Sawyer asks her, "Is it alcohol? Is it marijuana? Is it cocaine? Is it pills?" Houston responds, "It has been at times."

"All?" Sawyer asks.


"At times," Houston says. "Uh-hm."

The 39-year-old concedes she's "addicted to a few things."

"Making love," Houston says. "I don't like to think of myself addicted. I like to think ... I had a bad habit ... which can be broken."

Houston's shockingly thin frame at last year's Michael Jackson tribute sparked reports that she was ill, which she vehemently denies. She also says she's not anorexic or bulimic.

"Let's get that straight. I am not sick. OK?" she says. "I've always been a thin girl. I am not going to be fat, ever. Let's get that straight. Whitney is not going to be fat, ever."

Brown also appears in the interview, and says he's frequently used marijuana because he's been diagnosed as bipolar. The 33-year-old was arrested last month in Atlanta on drug and traffic charges.

"Me and drugs. We're not friends. We're not friends at all," Brown says. "I'm a very high-strung person. ... (Marijuana) seems to help me ... from going up and down."

Houston says she's done partying now, and has found strength through daily prayer. Her new album, "Just Whitney," comes out Dec. 10.

"I'm not the strongest every day, but I'm not the weakest, either," she says. "And I won't break."
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I hope the best for Whitney.
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Well, if I was married to Bobby Brown I'd probably do drugs as well!
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well, as they all say, admit that you ahve a prob is the first step to recover. unless you don't wanna kick that habit.

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GREAT! This is the first step to recovery! BUT to be honest the thing she is addicted to the most is Bobby Brown. Cut it loose Whitney, girl drop that excess baggage!!

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GREAT! This is the first step to recovery! BUT to be honest the thing she is addicted to the most is Bobby Brown. Cut it loose Whitney, girl drop that excess baggage!!
I agree. Bobby has turned Whitney out whether she want's to acknowledge it or not. Whitney use to never been like this, she was always a good girl with a very loving and supportive family.
I have most of her older live performances and interviews and she can sing any pop chick off the stage.

However, when Bobby came in her life she started slipping. The first sign was at the Grammy's when she and CeCe Winans were singing the final number from the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack. Whitney could barely hit a note, and ever since then she has been missing notes left and right. The BET awards was so embarassing. She had to call a young lady to the stage to finish singing her song.

I can't wait to see this interview. I hope Whitney is together. I don't think I can continue to see Whitney continue this downward spiral.
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harloo, whitney just signed a 150 million dollor record contract so i would like to on a downward spiral with her. Everybody makes mistakes so why not her?

Dawn, people had been saying she was gay and "too white" so she fixed both of those by marriing Bobby Brown and they have a kid and seem to be in love. At least they are still together in this age of divorce.

If she drops Bobby, I would like to see Whitney married to:
1-Michael Jackson (their kid would have golden lungs for singing)
or
2-Halle Berry's ex, the baseball player. They would be nice together maybe.
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Whitney's on the right track by being honest to herself. This is a great sign and I wish her the best.

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anton, the money will always be their for Whitney. Her voice is TIMELESS in my opinion. She has longevity, but I'm happy she got the big contract but I just wish that she's healthy and happy first and foremost.

Also, whitney and micheal wouldn't work. I think Whitney likes sex too much.

And please don't even suggest David Justice for Whitney. He is not only a wife beater, but a skirt chaser. My sister wen't to school at Spelman and tells me that he would be up at the mall talking to every female he could and this is while he was married to Halle.

Now Halle is with someone who slutted around on her. Ughh! They should just let me hook them up with someone.
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Best of luck to you Whitney! She's come in for a lot of slack over the past 10 years.. But she's still about and (seemingly) on the road to recovery.

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Sometimes Anton me thinks you be smokin mass buddah.. LMAO

Those rumors came out after she married Bobby. LMAO at David Justice and Michael Jackson.

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I wonder where that poster is who posted all those hysterical rantings last week about how mean we were and how Whitney would NEVER do drugs and we were all liars etc etc etc
I'd go and find it if I could be bothered

But good for her for acknowledging it

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lol jon, i was thinking the same.

does anybody know how old their daugther is now? i have a feeling that the girl will have a toughchild

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