Houston’s sister-in-law feared singer’s drug use
Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law said she feared that drugs would end the singer’s life. In a partial transcript of an interview with Oprah Winfrey that was set to air Sunday, Patricia Houston said she would be “kidding herself” to say otherwise.
According to the Associated Press, Ms. Houston, who was her sister-in-law’s manager, was asked if she thought drugs would end up “taking” Whitney Houston. The “handwriting was kind of on the wall,” she replied.
The pop star was changing how she lived, Ms. Houston said, and “it wasn’t about substance abuse or anything like that relative to the ... latter days or anything like that.”
“It was just more of a lifestyle. I was afraid for other things,” Ms. Houston said. “I saw her chasing a dream, you know, looking for love in all the wrong places.”
Bobbi Kristina, Houston’s daughter with singer Bobby Brown, also was interviewed for the episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” The 19year-old discussed how she wants her mother to be remembered, OWN said.