|‘Don’t blame me for Whitney’s death’|
|Wednesday, 02 May 2012 00:00|
Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown struck back at claims he was responsible for getting the pop star hooked on drugs or that he somehow played a role in her cocaine-fuelled death in February. “I’m not the one that got Whitney on drugs, at all,” Brown said in an interview to be aired this week on the “Today” show on US television network NBC. “I’m not the reason she’s
gone,” he added.
Houston (48) was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February 11 from what authorities called accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease. White powder and drug paraphernalia were found in the bathroom where she died.
The singer had spoken publicly about a long battle with cocaine, marijuana and crack, particularly during her tempestuous 15-year marriage to Brown. They divorced in 2007, but some fans and members of Houston’s family have blamed Brown for her untimely death.
“I was hurt . . . because, you know, me being off narcotics for the last seven years — I felt that she was, you know, I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know — listen, it’s a hard fight,” he said.
“So this was a part of her life before you and she got together?” Lauer asked.
Brown said Houston had a “glow about her” when he last saw her about a week before she died. He was at a restaurant having dinner with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
“She just looked like she was in a good place,” he said about the “I Will Always Love You” singer.