Clive Davis Begged Whitney Houston To Get Help


In 2012 pop icon Whitney Houston was found dead in her bathtub after accidentally drowning. Heart disease and cocaine use were listed as contributing factors to her death.

A letter music mogul Clive Davis wrote to Houston the day after he saw her at a Michael Jackson anniversary concert on Sept. 7, 2001 will be featured in the documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the letter was written after Davis said Houston appear to look “shockingly gaunt” at the concert.

In the letter Davis reads in the documentary, he pleads with Houston to get help with her addiction.

“Dearest Whitney,” Davis writes. “When I saw you Friday night at the Michael Jackson concert I gasped. When I got home, I cried. My dear, dear Whitney, the time has come. Of course I know you don’t want to hear this. Of course I know that you’re saying that Clive is being foolishly dramatic. Of course I know that your power of denial is in overdrive dismissing everything I and everyone else is saying to you. … I join your mother in pleading with you to face up to the truth now, right now, and there is no more time or postponement. You need help and it must begin now. I will stand by you with love and caring to see you through it to newfound peace and happiness in every way as a woman, as a mother, as a role model to inspire the rest of the world. Love, Clive.”

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives is set to be completed in early 2017.

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