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Whitney Houston Enters Rehab as 'Waiting to Exhale' Sequel Talks Start

Whitney Houston
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The singer, who has battled problems with drug addiction for years, declared herself clean two years ago.

Whitney Houston has voluntarily entered rehab again.

Spokesperson Kristen Foster says the singer, 47, is in an out-patient program for drug and alcohol treatment, part of Houston's "long-standing" recovery process.

Houston, who has battled problems with drug addiction for years, declared herself clean in 2009, the same year she released a comeback album. She has since delivered a series of shotty live performances.

It's unclear how long she will be in rehab or where she's being treated; Foster had no further comment.

Meanwhile, Angela Bassett, Houston’s costar in 1995’s Waiting to Exhale, says a sequel is in the works, USA Today notes.

During a recent appearance on CBS' The Talk, Bassett said Terry McMillan's 2010 follow-up novel, Getting to Happy, will be made into a feature film, with the original Exhale cast returning.

Forest Whitaker has signed on to direct, she added, and McMillan will pen the Happy screenplay.

No word on a release date.