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Whitney Houston's Mother Tells All To Oprah

posted 25 Jan 2013, 17:31 by Mpelembe   [ updated 25 Jan 2013, 17:32 ]

Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston, gives an in-depth interview about the late singer to Oprah Winfrey.

HARPO PRODUCTIONS / OWN - Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, tells Oprah Winfrey in an upcoming television interview that she was "a wreck" when she found out her daughter had died.

Houston drowned accidentally in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February 11, 2012, after taking cocaine and after a well-chronicled battle with drug addiction. She was 48.

Cissy Houston, a singer in her own right, talked to Oprah about her daughter's personal life and career while promoting her upcoming memoir, "Remembering Whitney."

In the memoir, Cissy Houston says she was not aware of the early "partying" days of her daughter, known to the family as "Nippy."

Cissy Houston also discussed her daughter's ex-husband Bobby Brown, who has had his own substance abuse problems and run-ins with the law.

The Grammy-winning singer left behind her only child, Bobbi Kristina, 19, who was hospitalized twice with anxiety after her mother's death.

Last fall, Cissy, Bobbi Kristina, the singer's brother and sister-in-law starred in a 14-episode reality show for cable channel Lifetime about their struggle to cope after Houston's death called "The Houstons: On Our Own."

Cissy Houston's interview with Oprah can be seen on the cable television channelOprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Monday (January 28).

Most recently, some 28 million viewers worldwide watched Oprah Winfrey's two-part interview in which cyclist Lance Armstrong finally admitted he had been taking performance-enhancing substances for years, Winfrey's OWN cable TV channel said. OWN said that 12.2 million Americans and 15 million people overseas watched the encounter over two nights and various airings on OWN, with another 800,000 watching online on