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Whitney Houston

Took Xanax Before Big Shows

2/12/2012 8:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

People close to Whitney Houston were aware she was taking XanaxPeople close to Whitney Houston were aware she was taking Xanax -- and according to our sources, she told them she always took it before big performances ... like the pre-Grammy party she was scheduled to perform at last night.

We're told Whitney believed the Xanax helped calm her nerves before going out in front of people. According to our sources, Whitney claimed to have anxiety and panic attacks and the pills helped her relax before taking the stage. 

Our sources say the people inside of Whitney's hotel room when she died were aware Whitney would take Xanax before shows. We're told those people never saw Whitney take any pills, she would just tell them she did. They are unaware how many she would take or if she took any other drugs.

According to our sources, Whitney did not mention taking Xanax yesterday.

Our sources say Whitney had been in a good mood all day and was excited to be performing that evening.

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julieatterling    

i feel fame as now call on this one as yet again i feel the pain what the fkxxx his happinig to socitey god bless xxxx a demmocratexx

892 days ago
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Heather    

TMZ, Whitney had issues just like anybody else in this world... The night the story broke my fiance and I were staying in a very nice Hotel in their nicest suite in Gettysburg for a weekend get away well we were up in our room getting ready for dinner when we got the news I became very upset, my fiance said well babe she was on drugs what do you want? and I said let me put it to you like this and then see how you feel okay?....we are in this very nice Hotel room for the weekend right? FOR THE WEEKEND? this is a getaway but could you do this everyday go from town to town state to state country to country hotel to hotel and do this every single day without going home?...and he said no probably not that would be miserable.....and thats exactly right, she was miserable! TMZ you don't know people lives you don't know how they feel until you have walked in their shoes. Yes she was very talented and in your eyes she threw that away but in the eyes of someone who is humble they see the pain she felt, how lonely she became. Allow this women to rest now. She was an incredible women with a talent no "SOURCE" could match so you spend your life making a living talking about the ones who actually had talent but fell cause you spend your entire life tearing them down. That may be a bad picture of her you posted but the next time your in your car and you hear her voice grace the radio youll know a real angel has left this world cause the next bit of talent youll shoot is another tinibopper from HSM flashing her crotch then trying to make an album the following week I guess to your "SOURCE" That is Talent lol I'll tell you something right now the "talent" today is nothing like it use to be NOTHING! that women did not need piano's did not need a beat to carry a toon.and FRO THAT reason Whiney Houston you will always be remembered not by the mistakes that you made but by the way you put a mark on the music industry for centries to come! Youll forever be remembered as *The Voice* you were an amazing person so talented, so bright, so full of life and you will missed so very much. RIP Angel

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