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Whitney Houston Was 'Horrified' By The Quality Of Her Voice Before Passing

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Whitney Houston's former vocal coach has revealed more sad details about the years leading up to her accidental death.

Gary Catona began working with the singer in 2005 and has asserted that she was "horrified" by how poor her voice had become as a result of nasty habits like smoking and drug use. In a recent interview, the world-class vocal expert revealed:

”She was horrified by it. When someone is a singer at that level, their voice is so much of who the person is. She identified with her voice. It was not possible for Whitney to be affected very deeply, psychologically and emotionally, by the fact she couldn't sing.”

Although he says her voice eventually returned to about 75%, she never allowed it to fully recover because "she'd take off," as he continued:

”As her voice started returning, lo and behold, her personality began changing, just as I predicted. She became more confident, she became who she really was - funny, charming, an intelligent person. Her self-esteem began rising. But what would happen was that I would work with her, and she'd get her voice back to some extent, and then she'd take off. She'd try to sing here, or she'd try to sing there. Rather than getting her voice back completely, which would have secured her legacy, she got caught up in her lifestyle again and she began practicing the habits which were not beneficial to her voice.”

It's impossible to say what was going on in her head, but it sounds like the quality of her voice really affected her psyche and could have lead to depression.

We wish every day that things turned out differently, but all we can do now is hope that other talented singers use Whitney's music as an inspiration and her life story as a precautionary tale.

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12 comments to “Whitney Houston Was 'Horrified' By The Quality Of Her Voice Before Passing”



  1. 1

    It never fails … once someone famous dies, the trolls come crawling out of the woodwork to get their 15 min of fame by telling the public the "behind the scenes story". Now it's the voice coach, next it'll be the housekeeper, the pool cleaner or the guy who once delivered a FedEx package to her. Just let her rest in peace.



  2. 2

    THIS GUY IS A DOUCHE BAG-GER-IT-IS. HE HASN'T WORKED WITH HER SINCE 2009 AND NOW ALL OF SUDDEN HE KNOWS EVERYTHING. WHO IS THE ASSHOLE THAT PAID HIM OFF THIS TIME? DOESN'T HE HAVE MORE CLIENTS TO TALK ABOUT BEHIND THEIR BACKS? EVERYONE AND THEIR PRE-APE ANCESTORS KNOW IF YOU USE YOUR VOICE FOR ANY REASON PROFESSIONALLY YOU DON'T SMOKE, DRINK, OR DO DRUGS. GEE, THAT'S 90% OF THE FUCKING ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY… GO FIGURE. STFU FATBOY!!!



  3. 3

    BESIDES, THIS OLD COMMENT WAS MADE SOME 2 MOS AGO ON NANCY GRACE. FATBOY PEREZ, GET A FUCKING LIFE.



  4. 4

    OK LETS MOVE ON FROM HERE WHO THE FUCK CARES WHAT SOMEONE HAS TO SAY ABOUT HER VOICE. NO ONE TOLD HER TO DESTROY HERSELF IT IS NOBODIES FAULT BUT HER OWN, THIS DEATH LIKE MANY OTHERS IS WAY OVER RATED AND WAY TOO MUCH WASTED TYPE



  5. 5

    She knew her voice wasn'r coming back.

  6. PHARO says – reply to this


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    ALL SHE NEEDED WAS A GOOD SPANKING BY HER MAMA TO GET HER LIFE BACK IN ORDER..BUT ALAS,NOTHING WAS DONE TO CORRECT HER 'BAD HABITS'



  7. 7

    In an interview with Natalie Cole, who herself had a terrible drug problem for many years, she said that she believed that Whitney was very depressed by her deteriorated voice and that she couldn't sing the way she wanted.



  8. 8

    Re: Meggie246524 – Hell no. She wanted to be a celebrity and a star, well this is all part of it. If she didn't want her legacy to be that if a strung out crack whore then she shouldn't have become a crack head.

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