“I was never really a fan of her music. Yet, I’m sad for her, and I am sad that yet another person didn’t have a beautiful and graceful final curve to their life arc. I’m sad that the world still looks at addiction and other mental illnesses as stigmas. I’m sad every time I read or hear someone state “fuck them” when they see a person falling hard. I then get angry, because everyone who says “fuck them” is creating a barrier between those in need of help and the resources they desperately need. “Fuck them” prevents people from admitting they can’t fix their life on their own. “Fuck them” is what causes governments to cut funding to mental health facilities and programs. “Fuck them” is what causes families to be afraid to seek help in the community, or to give up after the first few backs have been turned.”
It’s being reported that Whitney Houston was found in the bathtub and that prescription pills were also found. Allegedly, at this point the theory remains that she took a Xanax and either overdosed or drowned. She was supposed to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party.
Her mother, Cissy Houston and her aunt, singer Dionne Warwick talked to her just 25 minutes before she was pronounced dead. They said they didn’t suspect anything, as they all chatted about Davis’ party and other things.
Celebrities and drug use
I can’t help but wonder who the next celebrity will be to lose their life after a battle with drugs. And yes, I swear everyone’s first thought is Lindsay Lohan. After Amy Winehouse and now Whitney Houston, it will be astonishing if Lindsay Lohan doesn’t try to seriously clean up her act. Sadly, I think she’s too far gone and surrounded by terrible people (her parents and enablers).
However, I won’t judge drug users, because I don’t know what it’s like to be addicted to a dangerous substance. They’ve obviously got their own demons to deal with and surely don’t need another blogger judging them for it (although one wonders if you could ever ‘tough judge’ someone like we can give ‘tough love’. I don’t think it works that way). True addiction is a cold, hard bitch.
Can you even imagine being able to get literally whatever you want, at any moment? Having that much power and money that whatever you want will be yours, and ‘no’ doesn’t exist in surrounding vocabularies. It sounds quite scary to me. Especially if one is lacking a good, stable close-knit circle of family and friends.
In pondering what can be done, I come up blank. These stars seemingly have everything: the latest high fashion, flawless nails, skin, hair and bodies. The mansion with the cars. Their pick of gorgeous men/women to love on. But time and time again they have proven to us that no matter what you physically have, nor the amazing rehab facilities you are sent to, it can’t replace a good head on your shoulders and people who dearly love you, and who you dearly love back.
Maybe Lindsay should be forced to work on Glee. Those kids seem like good, clean fun. They could be a good influence on her! But really, she’d end up getting vegan Lea Michele to eat goat cheese and get kicked off the show. It’s in the cards.
I am incredibly, incredibly sad. Whitney Houston has passed away at just 48 years old. The cause is unknown at the moment. This is so, so sad. Another talented one lost to a life of drug abuse. Oh Whitney! We will miss your breathtaking voice and spirit. Thankfully you can live on through your amazing music. Rest in Peace, girl. Your absence will be felt around the world.