London: Singer Celine Dion has blamed
showbiz drug culture for Whitney Houston's death and compared
her fate to other late stars such as Elvis Presley and Michael
Jackson, who had substance abuse problems.
The My Heart Will Go On hitmaker has described the
singer, who was found dead in the bathtub of Beverly Hilton
hotel room on Saturday, as an amazing inspiration, reported
"It's just really unfortunate that drugs, bad people, bad
influences took over. It took over her dreams, her love and
her motherhood. When you think about Elvis Presley and Marilyn
Monroe and Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse ... time after
time we lose people taking pills to perform, taking pills to
wake up and taking pills to go to bed," Dion said.
The 43-year-old singer admits she is scared of the drug
culture in showbusiness and is too afraid to attend celebrity
parties as a result.
"I'm scared of showbusiness, I'm scared of drugs, I'm
scared of hanging out, and that's why I don't do parties and
hang out," Dion added.
Story first published:
February 14, 2012 16:35 IST