by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
Whitney Houston’s European tour was a fail, but now Houston’s body will fail her if she does not make some serious changes. No, I’m not talking about her more-than-noticeable weight gain from a life-long slim figure. That was reportedly due to taking steroids to treat a respiratory infection. I’m talking bigger than that — emphysema.
The smoking and drugs has finally caught up with this 47-year-old singer, and she is in the first stages of emphysema. The terrible thing is that her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, just got out of rehab trying to kick the unhealthy lifestyle she inherited from her parents. Reportedly a friend of Whitney’s told The Enquirer exclusively that “[Whitney’s] developed emphysema — and her doctors are warning her she’ll die a horrible death,” if she does not quit smoking immediately.
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