Whitney Houston enters rehab for drug, alcohol treatment

Whitney Houston performs during a concert on May 12, 2010, in Berlin.
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(CBS/AP) Whitney Houston is back in rehab, a rep for the singer confirmed Monday.

Kristen Foster says Houston is in an out-patient program for drug and alcohol treatment. She says it is a voluntary measure and part of Houston's "long-standing" recovery process.

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The 47-year-old, one of the most successful singers in pop music history, has battled problems with drug addiction for years. She first entered rehab in 2004, according to People magazine, and then sought treatment again in 2005.

"I partied a lot. Trust me: I partied my tail off," Houston told Diane Sawyer in 2002. "You get to a point where you know the party's over."

But in 2009, as she released a comeback album, she declared herself healthy and clean.

However, her 2010 tour overseas was troubled: Houston canceled some dates due to illness and received negative reviews from fans who were disappointed in the quality of her voice and performance.

Earlier this year, she gave an uneven performance in tribute to cousin Dionne Warwick at music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala.

It's unclear how long Houston will be in rehab or where she's being treated; Foster had no further comment. However, Houston has been visible recently: Last week, she sang on stage with Chaka Khan during Prince's concert in Los Angeles.

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