Soul superstar Whitney Houston has claimed she kicked her drugs habit during her brief stay in a rehabilitation centre.

The I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU singer has endured a rocky personal life in past years, and recently saw her controversial husband Bobby Brown briefly imprisoned - but Houston says her stint in rehabilitation in March (04) has radically turned her life round.

She says, "I now feel whole. I am finally fully myself again and feel stronger than ever.

"I decided to get rid of everything surplus in my life."

04/05/2004 02:11