I’ve got a bit of sad news to pass along today … it turns out that Whitney Houston has checked herself into an outpatient rehab program for drug and alcohol addiction. As you may recall, I reported that Whitney surprised the audience at the Prince concert last Thursday night by jumping on stage to perform with both Chaka Khan and Prince himself. It turns out that Whitney attended the show while she was rehabbing herself. Click below to read the statement issued by Whitney‘s publicist about this new stint in rehab.
“Whitney Houston is currently in an out-patient rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment. Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process.”
TMZ first reported that Whitney was in rehab but they erroneously reported that she was NOT seeking treatment for drugs and alcohol. But Whitney‘s publicist has confirmed that she is, in fact, seeking treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. As as as this sounds, it’s a very positive step for her to seek the treatment that she apparently needs. I was very surprised and happy to see Whitney at the Prince concert last Thursday … I just hope she is really taking her outpatient rehab seriously. Here is video of Whitney‘s performance on stage at the Prince concert Thursday:
Let’s send all of our love and support Whitney‘s way … hopefully she’ll be able to successfully battle her addictions this time around. Sobriety is a lifelong process … asking for help is the first step towards success. Get better soon, Whitney!