Praying For Cissy Houston, Whitney’s Mom Said To Be Battling Incurable Health Crisis
Our thoughts and prayers are with Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, at this time. Clearly, the past 6 years have been horrific for the 84 year old Houston family matriarch. Ever since losing Whitney in 2012, things have only gotten worse. After then losing her grandbaby, Bobbi Kristina, and now dealing with her son, Gary’s, revelation that he and Whitney were sexually abused by her niece, Dee Dee Warwick- it’s a lot and has reportedly taken a severe toll on her health.
What Cissy Is Reportedly Battling
It’s now been reported by Radar Online, that Cissy is currently battling dementia, and a family source says the latest stress factors within their family caused the symptoms to seemingly rapidly progress:
Via Radar Online: [Cissy Houston] has been battling her own health issues, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. “She’s in the early stages of dementia,” a source told Radar of the Grammy-winning Gospel singer. “She repeats herself a lot and doesn’t remember what she says. She just says she’s getting old.”
Recent claims made by Whitney’s brother, Gary, that he and his songstress sister were molested as children by their cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, have made her health woes more of a concern for family. “The family is already fractured enough,” said the source, “but she has had enough clarity to know what’s going on with these claims and is very upset.”
This comes on the heels of the family endorsed documentary, “Whitney,” which Cissy and several other family members participated in. This also comes soon after Cissy and her niece/singer, Dionne Warwick (77), released a pissed off statement to blast their family. They are outraged with certain family members, for revealing details of the reported molestation Gary and Whitney Houston apparently endured from Dionne’s late sister, Dee Dee in the film. In their lengthy statement to People Magazine, here’s part of what Cissy and Dionne stated:
“My niece Dionne Warwick and I make this statement to raise our voices above the din surrounding the release of the film, Whitney. Although the film is marketed as a Houston Family approved/endorsed project, neither my son, Michael, Dionne nor I knew of the allegations of abuse, the direction the film would take, until two days before the screening at Cannes. […]
We cannot…overstate the shock and horror we feel and the difficulty we have believing that my niece Dee Dee Warwick (Dionne’s sister) molested two of my three children.
I’ve been told—as justification for the invasive theme of this film—that Whitney was a public person and therefore the public has a right to know any and everything about her. I say, NO, she was a famous person … a singer, an actress, a quiet but generous philanthropist. She wasn’t running for office, asking for money or trying to win the right to run anyone’s life. Her job does not entitle the “public” to know every intimate detail of her life beyond what she herself revealed during her lifetime. Although she spoke about her struggle with drugs, the interventions, her daughter Krissi and issues in her marriage, she never PUBLICLY spoke about her father’s stealing from her or revealed any claim that she had been molested. IF she was molested I do not believe she would have wanted it to be revealed for the first time to thousands, maybe millions of people in a film.
You can read their full statement HERE.