FOLLOWING years of heavy smoking and drug abuse, Whitney Houstonâ€™s singing was reportedly “unrecognisable” when she began recording her new album.
A source told Britainâ€™s Daily Mirror newspaper: “She was smoking a lot and taking a lot of drugs. Her voice was almost unrecognisable.”
Whitney â€“â€“ once dubbed “The Voice” for her five octave range -â€“ was sent for singing lessons by industry executive Clive Davis and is now back to her high-note best.
The source added: “Thousands have been shelled out to train her back up to the original. But now she sounds terrific â€” she is going to blow everybody away.”
Whitneyâ€™s new, as yet untitled comeback album, is set for release in November.
In 2006, Tina Brown â€” the sister of Whitneyâ€™s now ex-husband Bobby Brown â€” claimed Whitney was living in squalor, and hopelessly addicted to crack cocaine.
She released photographs to a US magazine showing the starâ€™s bathroom littered with drug paraphernalia, including a crack pipe. -â€“ Bang Showbiz.com