Celine Dion On Whitney Houston’s Death: “Unfortunate That Drugs Took Over”



Celine Dion called into “Good Morning America” on Monday to discuss fellow pop icon Whitney Houston, and shared her belief that drugs were to blame for the music star’s death.

Dion said, “It’s just really unfortunate that drugs, bad people or bad influence took over. It took over her dreams.  It took over her love and motherhood.”

“When you think about Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse, to get into drugs like that, for whatever reason,” she added.

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Dion continued, “Is it because of the stress and bad influence? What happens when you have everything? What happens when you have love, support, the family, motherhood? You have responsibilities of a mother and then something happens and it destroys everything.”

It’s important to note, however, that although Houston’s autopsy was completed on Sunday, no official cause of death has been released yet.

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Still, Dion says the party atmosphere in the entertainment industry has left her “scared of hanging out.”

“That’s why I don’t do parties and I don’t hang out,” she said. “That’s why I’m not part of show business. We have to be afraid.”

Dion wondered why the pull to do drugs is sometimes stronger than the support stars have from their own family.

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“Taking pills to go perform and taking pills to wake up and taking pills to go to bed. It’s so unfortunate,” she said.

The singer added, “I’ve always said you have to have fun and do music and you can never be part of show business because you don’t what it’s going to get yourself into. You have to do your work and get out of there.”

What do you think of Dion’s comments?

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