Whitney Houston hospitalised in Paris

25th February 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 24 (AFP) - US singer Whitney Houston was rushed to a hospital with a severe bout of gastroenteritis shortly after arriving in Paris Thursday, airport officials said.

PARIS, Feb 24 (AFP) - US singer Whitney Houston was rushed to a hospital with a severe bout of gastroenteritis shortly after arriving in Paris Thursday, airport officials said.

Houston, a six-time Grammy winner, fell ill on an Air France flight between Los Angeles and Paris where she had planned a stopover before flying on to Barcelona on vacation but airport officials said her condition was not serious.

At the airport the 41-year-old pop diva and star of the 1992 movie "Bodyguard" with Kevin Costner looked tired and was taken to an ambulance in a wheelchair.

She entered the American Hospital in the Paris suburb of Neuilly for a medical check-up.

In a television interview in late 2002, Houston acknowledged hard drug use, saying that she had abused cocaine, marijuana, alcohol and prescription drugs, but denying that she had used highly addictive crack cocaine.

In 2000, she was charged with a drug offence after authorities at a Hawaiian airport seized her handbag and allegedly found a small quantity of marijuana inside it. The charges were later dropped.

Houston said in the 2002 television interview that she had since managed to overcome her problem through prayer and faith.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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