WHITNEY Houston is having daily prayer meetings to help her keep on the straight and narrow during her world tour, insiders say.
The Heartbreak Hotel hitmaker kicked off the European leg of the jaunt in Birmingham earlier this week. The show received mixed reviews, many of them scathing.
Whitney is reportedly reading to members of her team from The Bible.
“Whitney is in a spiritual place now, which is really working for her,” a source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper.
“The meetings are for everyone on the tour to join in, and Whitney enjoys reading out passages from The Bible.”
Houston has received many gifts from fans and wellwishers, the source added.
“Whitney’s dressing room in Birmingham on the first night was full of beautiful flowers and gifts,” said the pal. “There was even a Jo Malone gift set from Simon Cowell.”
Whitney — who was booed during her gig in Birmingham — has already spoken out to defend her performance.
“It was a really tough crowd,” she told the UK’s Daily Mirror newspaper. “I’m still struggling with my throat and I’m sucking these sweets to try and help me through.
“But yeah, they were tough. I heard they were a little p****d off, I understand. I still loved it though, I just love being back on stage.”
However, the star has since laughed off the crack claims.
“At this point, I just don’t respond,” she said last week. “I don’t even read it. My health is terrific.
“But this is a time when I get a lot of allergies.”
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