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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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31.

bob    

I think she had a relapse because Whitney realized THAT was what she was gonna look like in 20 years!

910 days ago
32.

Renee    

It shouldnt matter to any of us what she died from, whitney Houston is dead, now I guess we will hear about this for a while, Let her rest in peace , and let her family grieve without all the extra madness, yes Whitney did things, we all have done things, let it go , remember her for her greatness of singing. God has forgiven her , who are we to judge

910 days ago
33.

Kelly    

And apparently fugly skips a generation.

910 days ago
34.

Tanya    

OH PLEASE HOW DUMB CAN CISSY BE, "ONCE A CRACK HEAD ALWAYS A CRACK HEAD"! EXCUSES, EXCUSES TO COVER UP THE TRUTH OF WHAT SHE WAS. IT WAS NO SURPRISE THAT SHE WAS USING THE STUFF.

910 days ago
35.

Kari    

I don't think Whitney was just using the last week of her life...that is just the kind of talk that made it so easy for her to use. I can remember hearing so many of her family/friends saying there's never been a problem...sad. And now she's gone.

910 days ago
36.

noel    

people are so self righteous. this woman gave more to the world than most. most people in this world are a waste of space.

910 days ago
37.

Poor, poor Mindy ...    

I imagine there was anxiety. Her voice had been reduced to a hoarse whisper by the crack she claimed to never use because she "makes too much money." GONE. No performance would have been possible. It would have been PATHETIC.She THREW AWAY a gift. I feel for her mother and daughter and others around her who chose to LIVE. She CHOSE not to. Sad but predictable.

910 days ago
38.

Me    

I feel so bad for the Houston family, but at some point these people have to stop the denial. They couldn't save Whitney, but Bobbi Kristina is already walking down that same path--and if they don't wake up and deal with their own codependency, they may have to deal with the same end result a second time. Bobbi Kris is the daughter of two addict parents--two ADDICT parents, and at BEST, that doesn't bode well for her. It's time for Miss Cissy and her family to get their head out of the clouds, and deal with the hard facts.

910 days ago
39.

OBAMA CLAUS     

We can't imagine what this mom is going thru unless you've been thru it. She already blames herself and she shouldn't because , sometimes people we love choose to do wrong sh*t . She gave Whitney life and W. chose to do what she did , to a tragic end a stupid way to die sad but stupid.

We all need to start paying attention and stop going backwards. I'm not sure how we do it coz we are pretty much all idiots , even the so-called ' smarty-smart-smarts' are dumbazzes when it comes to doing common sense. As we know it isn't that common anymore so i'm renaming it UN-COMMON COMMON SENSE or UCCS , gawd i've always wanted one of those thingys watchacall anagrams or something. i'm rambling , anyways i just thought i'd reach out to Cissy in spirit and rejoice with her one day.

910 days ago
40.

Debbie    

What is the Mother ON. Sweetie Plain and simple your stupid daughter was always a druggie she never stopped.
Stop playing the blame game and take a reality check,and your dumb arse grand daughter will not be far behind
Debbie

910 days ago
41.

TheVolleyballGod    

Typical lying black covering for the fact that her daughter was a drug whore coke head forever.. im sure the old bag had her stash as well

910 days ago
42.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

I can't believe how Whitney's family is acting as if they had nothing to do with her demise. They, along with most of her crying friends at her funeral were around her all the time, including Ray J and had to know she was taking these drugs or who was supplying her with them...yet they act as if they didn't know a damn thing...BS!!

Pat, who acts as if she was so there for Whitney lied through her teeth on that Oprah interview and I find her to be passive aggressive. Somebody who claimed they were there for Whitney cleaned that room of her stash so that proves to me that they WERE the enablers I always knew they were. They were users, hangers on and liars as far as I am concerned. SMH

910 days ago
43.

Sonja    

Oh please... she was a coke head, the family knew it, her daughter followed in her foot steps and the family knew that too. She would have been better off with BB than her loving, caring "family". I hope someone gets her daughter away from these enabling leeches.

910 days ago
44.

Butch Maxse    

WHO GIVES A S---!

910 days ago
45.

Lady Juliette    

Mama.... stop making excuses for your daughter. She was a coke head and did not want to stop the cycle of use. I'm sorry that anyone dies from this drug but it was her choice. No one forced her into using it. As far as her "comback", she had no comback because she had no voice any longer. She couldn't sing anymore because of the drugs. She sounded terrible!

910 days ago
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