Singer Whitney Houston is back to rehab: as part of her commitment to staying clean, she’s checked into an out-patient rehabilitation program about 10 days ago, it has emerged.With a long history of drug abuse, Whitney has often been plagued by rumors of a relapse. In fact, they started making the rounds again ever since she embarked on her comeback with the “I Look to You” album.
TMZ was the first to break the news of the recent rehab stint, though it didn’t have it from a source it could name. Whitney’s rep was then forced to comment on the report to keep rumors in check.
“A source directly connected with Whitney tells us Houston enrolled in the program around 10 days ago. The program allows Houston to go out in public, as long as she has a monitor,” the e-zine says.
“Just last weekend, Houston was enjoying herself at a Prince concert in L.A.... with her daughter right by her side,” TMZ adds.
Oddly enough, also over the weekend, word got out online that Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina (Krissi) and adopted son Nicholas had been involved in an incident in April that ended with them in handcuffs.
A gun and alcohol were also involved, as we also informed you.
In a bid to keep rumors in check, a rep for the singer has issued a statement to explain that the admission to a rehabilitation program doesn’t mean that she’s off the wagon.
On the contrary, it speaks of the dedication she has to stay healthy and, most importantly, sober.
“Whitney Houston is currently in an out-patient rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment,” Houston’s publicist says in a statement to People magazine.
“Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process,” the rep adds.
Whitney Houston first checked into rehab in 2004, saying she was done “partying.” One year later, after her mother staged an intervention, she sought treatment again – and she’s been clean ever since.