Whitney Houston dishes on drug use on Oprah
Prepare to gasp as “The Bodyguard” star lets down her guard Monday afternoon.
In a blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey, Whitney Houston, 46, comes clean on her debilitating drug addiction, recounting the day her mother burst in her house with police to force the R&B singer into rehab.
“She said 'I'm not losing you to the world, I'm not losing you to Satan. I want my daughter back,'” Houston said in a clip from the segment airing in two parts Monday and Tuesday.
That day, Houston's mother told then-husband Bobby Brown that if he attempted to get in the middle of her intervention, armed guards “would take you down.”
The Grammy-award winning singer previously denied her drug addiction in a 2002 interview with Diane Sawyer.
Oprah called the interview the most powerful she has ever done.
“I spent the morning praying,” Winfrey said in an interview on “Access Hollywood.”
The interview was filmed at Town Hall in Manhattan, and Winfrey returns to the city Friday for a show featuring Mariah Carey.