Whitney Houston still tempted by drugs
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 September 2009
Whitney Houston still has the urge to take drugs, but turns to God when she feels weak
Whitney Houston still fights the urge to take drugs.
The 'I Will Always Love You' singer still thinks about taking crack cocaine and marijuana - the substances she was addicted to when she was married to singer Bobby Brown - but turns to God when she feels tempted.
She told US TV host Oprah Winfrey in the second part of a tell-all interview: "Don't think I don't have desires for it. It takes me a minute to cleanse. I have to pray it away."
She added: "I take things one day at a time. If I get weak, I know who I can turn to. I know God loves me."
Whitney did admit she still sometimes drinks alcohol, but is now completely free from drugs.
The 46-year-old star also revealed it was her faith that helped her finally make the decision to leave 40-year-old Bobby - who confessed he had cheated on his wife in his autobiography 'Bobby Brown: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But' - in 2006.
She told him she was going out "for sugar and milk", but instead boarded a private jet from Atlanta to California, to make a fresh start.
At that time Whitney moved the couple's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, now 16, in with her brother and sister-in-law while she began to repair her life.
Whitney - who divorced Bobby in 2007 - said: "My only concern was my daughter and her perception of her father. But the internet let her know things. She said, 'No. Divorce him. Let him go.' "