*A publicist for Whitney Houston released a statement today addressing Internet reports that suggest she is in ill health based on several video clips that show the singer struggling to hit notes. [Watch clip below.]
Although video postings of her recent performances in Australia have been less than flattering, Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster says her tour is going well — and she’s in great health.
“Whitney is in great health and having a terrific time on her tour and with her fans,” Foster stated, adding that more than 9,000 people attended Houston’s show in Brisbane and more than 12,000 were at Acer Arena in Sydney. “Her fans were dancing and singing along with her and Whitney appreciates their support,” Foster said.
That view contrasts with news reports quoting disgruntled fans complaining about the star’s voice and performance.
Houston’s tour started in February in South Korea and will take her to Europe until at least May. Foster said there currently are no plans for a United States leg.
Meanwhile, Radar Online reported this week that Whitney had a diva moment at the Brisbane airport when her limo driver showed up two minutes late.
According to reports, the rehabbed singer shouted, “This is bull—!” as she waited for her ride, “but she didn’t save her ire for the driver,” the paper’s Gatecrasher column reported. “When a man kindly suggested Whitney chill out and enjoy the sunny morning, she allegedly told him to ‘mind your own f— business.'”
Below, irate fans at her Brisbane concert vent to Australia’s 7 News.