September 16, 2009

Houston says she’s not using ‘weed, coke’

U.S. recording artist Whitney Houston says her faith in God now helps her resist the temptation of drugs.

Houston, 46, is making a professional comeback after her career was eclipsed for years by her stormy relationship with her ex-husband Bobby Brown, his legal woes and her addiction to drugs. Her new CD, I Look to You, was No. 1 on the U.S. album chart when it first came out and is No. 3 this week.

Don't think I don't have desires for (drugs,) People.com quoted Houston as saying on The Oprah Winfrey Show Tuesday in the second part of her two-part interview with Winfrey. It takes me a minute to cleanse ... I have to pray it away.

The singer admitted in the segment that aired Monday that she had been a heavy user of marijuana and rock cocaine in the past.

Although Houston said on Tuesday's show she occasionally enjoys a alcoholic beverage, she insisted no weed, no coke.

If I get weak, I know who I can turn to, People.com reported she said. I know God loves me.