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Singer Houston Tired of the Rumors

November 15, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Whitney Houston is tired of the rumors that she and husband Bobby Brown might be abusing drugs.

``No, I’m not a drug addict, and neither is my husband,″ Houston says in the issue of Newsweek hitting newsstands Monday. ``If that were so, you’d get a lot less work out of me. It would show in the performances and in the work.″

The singer-actress, whose new album is ``My Love is Your Life,″ said her recent cancellation of a scheduled appearance on ``The Rosie O’Donnell Show,″ which helped fueled the drug rumors, was due to illness. She also blamed her frantic work and family schedule for the drug talk.

``A lot of what we go through is stress. When I’m stressed I don’t eat, and I guess that makes people think I’m on drugs,″ Houston said. ``Some people eat; I don’t. But there is no problem, no reason for me to, like, check in.″

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