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Why someone in Whitney Houston's condition shouldn't be on stage

Dave Simpson, Guardian, The, 24 February 2010

WHITNEY HOUSTON has a problem. In fact, she seems to have a lot of problems. According to reports from Monday night's concert in Brisbane, Australia the singer was breathless, shambolic and out of control. The 46-year old – whose drug problems during her marriage to fellow musician Bobby Brown have been well-documented – struggled throughout her comeback show, much to fans' fury. One woman commented that Houston "can't sing, couldn't perform and was the worst act we've ever seen", sentiments echoed by many others. "She couldn't entertain a dead rat," was another comment.

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