Originally Posted by Salty James
Addiction is a terrible disease.
Bless her family and friends!
oh.. and Bobby too.
Not too long ago I was meeting with an actor in the lobby of a Beverly Hills hotel, quiet and somewhat exlusive. In the middle of our conversation, we are interrupted by this woman blathering angrily and asking us to borrow our cell phone; we honestly thought it was a homeless woman who wandered in.
After more than a few minutes, we realized it was Whitney Houston and more than anything, we had the overwhelming feeling of sadness. This disturbing take-away and reason for the story was, she was virtually unrecognizable as the person we knew her to be.. had been.
I'm not really a fan, but I honor incredible talent and more than that, I have compassion for anyone suffering from what was obviously addiction.
To anyone who looks down on addiction, please think of it this way...
Would you "blame" someone and look down on them for dying of cancer?
Addiction is a disease exactly like cancer or any other illness.
The best thing we can all do as fellow musicians is to try and learn something positive from her story.