Whitney Houston Back in Rehab
Rep confirms singer re-entered program voluntarily
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2011 12:48 PM CDT
Singer Whitney Houston arrives at the "Keep A Child Alive Black Ball" at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Whitney Houston has re-entered rehab, her rep confirms today. The 47-year-old, who has struggled with drug addiction for years, said she was healthy and clean in 2009. But the AP notes that her 2010 tour had issues, including canceled dates and negative reviews, and that her performances lately have been uneven. Houston's rep says the singer is in an out-patient program for drug and alcohol treatment voluntarily, and that it is part of a "long-standing" recovery process.

It's unclear how long Houston will be in rehab or where she's being treated. Click for more, including one source's claim that she's only doing this to "cleanse" herself.