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Whitney Houston's Mother

Cocaine Relapse

From Comeback Anxiety

3/22/2012 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston's mother Cissy was shocked that her daughter was using cocaine at the time of her death but believes the relapse was triggered by anxiety over Whitney's comeback plans.

Sources very close to Cissy who have spoken with her in the last few minutes tell TMZ ... she believed her daughter was completely sober while shooting the movie "Sparkle." 

But Cissy says as Whitney got closer and closer to the Grammys -- where Whitney would make her comeback move -- she fell prey to the drug.

Cissy is saying hearing that Whitney was using again is like reliving her death -- it's that painful.

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16.

no1uno    

Once a crack Ho always a crack ho.
Her mother must be the dumbest person in the world to not know her child was using drugs. Does she not know how to read a news paper. Maybe she doesn't after all not many people LIKE her can read.

844 days ago
17.

Deelight    

R.I.P Whitney, I do NOT condone drugs in any way shape or form, only you know what your demons are, no one else. Prayers to the family!

844 days ago
18.

Myke    

I doubt she would know...how many druggies tell their Mom that they just hit the pipe? Besides that, Whitney's sister-in-law told Oprah that Whitney was gonna "party" for the Grammys and then enter rehab. So CLEARLY they already knew she was back on the drugs...

844 days ago
19.

SEAGO    

Another mother with an excuse for an adult "child" drug addict. With this kind of rationalization, they never grow up!

844 days ago
20.

Idontknow    

If she wasn't drinking, it was just coke, then who drank the beer that was in her room? She had a sandwich and a hamburger too? To me, it appears someone else was in that room.

844 days ago
21.

MP    

I agree with the first commenter...always an excuse.

844 days ago
22.

Brandi    

"Let those without sin, cast the first stone"....not really sure how attacking Whitney, her mother, or Black people as a whole would really be relevant now as the damage has already been done. Instead of being rude pray for their family, as well as yours, as this could also happen in your life!!!

844 days ago
23.

PM2901    

DENIAL, DENIAL, DENIAL!!! That is why her granddaughter will probably end up just like Whitney. Cissy doesn't want to face the facts. Bobbi Kristina is on drugs just like her mother was. WAKE UP CISSY!

844 days ago
24.

Kelly    

Cissy the Enabler chimes in!! Wow, you can't make this stuff up!! And "accidental drowning means Nippy was minding her own business when she drowned! How is POSSIBLE to be such an enabler. "There are none so blind as those who refuse to see..."

844 days ago
25.

me    

Nobody does cocaine because of anxiety. It does just the opposite. She was probably coming down when she drowned. Dumbass couldn't even take a bath she was so tore up. Her mother is clearly in denial. Your daughter was a damn drug addict for most of her life.

844 days ago
26.

peoplearesilly    

Her Mother is probably the only person on the planet that thought she was clean -- poor woman.

844 days ago
27.

tuna marie    

i was a fan in the eighties and nineties of this woman. i feel totally betrayed by her. what a waste. an incredible career now tarnished by her selfish coke addiction. good luck marketing sparkle.

844 days ago
28.

VictoriaGirl    

She was taking xanax for anxiety, she was taking cocaine because she was an addict. Her whole family is in denial.

844 days ago
29.

Kelly    

There's none so blind as those who will not see.

844 days ago
30.

Elaine     

Sad Sad Sad... that's all I can say, what a waste of what could have been.

844 days ago
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