Houston’s Rep Clears Up Emphysema Reports

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June 3, 2011 | 11:45am EST

A representative for Whitney Houston has reassured fans the star has not been struck down with progressive lung disease emphysema.
The I Will Always Love You hitmaker, who has long battled drug addiction, returned to an out-patient rehab facility in California last month to aid her “long-standing recovery process”.

Rumours have since swirled in the that the singer/actress is also fighting a dangerous case of emphysema due to her history of smoking cigarettes and crack cocaine.

But Houston’s publicist Kristen Foster has spoken out to denounce the reports, branding them “completely untrue”.