Although Whitney Houston says drug use is in her past, people have begun speculating that she is back on drugs and her health is failing.
The rumors are stemming from concerts she recently performed overseas. During the concerts, Houston voice is usually hoarse, and she has trouble hitting high notes.
Some fans said they were so disappointed, they decided to leave during the middle of the concert.
Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, released a statement that said “Whitney is in great health and having a terrific time on her tour and with her fans.”
This is a standard statement from Houston’s representatives. Throughout her entire life, they’ve always said her health is “GREAT” even though we knew it wasn’t.
I don’t know what goes on the privacy of Houston’s homes, so I’m not sure whether she is having health problems or whether she experimenting with drugs again.
Unfortunately, it’s apparent the past drug use has affected her voice. It seems like she can’t hit those strong and powerful notes that made us fall in love with her during the 1980s and 1990s.
Instead, her back-up singers have to hit the notes for her.
Houston is currently on her “Nothing But Love” tour overseas where she will perform a total of seven concerts. There are currently no plans for her to tour in the United States.
A performance clip from her concert in Australia is posted below. In this clip, she seems out-of-it. But like millions of people around the world, I’m still a Whitney fan regardless.