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Whit's the matter
with Houston?

Whitney Houston outside Hollywood nightclub
I Don't Wanna Dance With Somebody ... Whitney leaves Hollywood club looking dishevelled

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TROUBLED star Whitney Houston looked distressed and disoriented as she left a club last night.

The singing diva, 48, was spotted leaving nightspot Tru Hollywood with daughter Bobbi Kristina, looking worse for wear.

And she appeared to have blood dripping down her leg and a long scratch on her wrist.

The one-time Queen Of The Night had sung earlier in the evening at the Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B Grammy Party.

But her late-night appearance — looking haggard, angry and bleary-eyed — suggests she is still tackling her inner demons.

Recent reports suggest the star, who has fought drug and alcohol addiction in the past, is on the brink of bankruptcy.

A source revealed that Whitney is being supported by her record label and that her £4million estate in New Jersey may be seized and sold as part of proceedings involving overdue mortgage payments and taxes.

The claim has been strongly denied by her publicist.

Whitney Houston outside club
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In 2001 Whitney was on top of the world and had signed the biggest record deal in music history, offering her £64million for six new albums.

But later that year she shocked fans with her gaunt appearance at a Michael Jackson tribute concert in New York and in a US interview in December 2002 she admitted she had experimented with drugs and alcohol.

The Grammy-winning singer, who has sold 140 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide, made a comeback in 2009 after seven years and she explained to Oprah Winfrey in an epic chat how her life began to spiral out of control after her 1992 success in The Bodyguard.

Whitney revealed she spent seven months wearing just pyjamas in the depths of her drug hell with former husband Bobby Brown, before their 2006 split.

Whitney Houston with 'blood' on her legs
Whitney ... with what appears to be blood on her leg
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She said: "I don't like to think of myself addicted. I had a bad habit, which can be broken. I'm not gonna tell you I'm somebody's junkie. My business is sex, drugs, rock and roll. Trust me. I partied my tail off."

She admitted she would smoke marijuana and crack cocaine at the same time, and revealed her mother had to stage an intervention involving armed police to save her.

Her comeback also ended in disaster when fans complained she had lost her talent and seemed confused during concerts.

She also stunned UK fans with a bizarre, disoriented X Factor performance and oddly nervous interview.

Whitney Houston's scratched wrist
It's Not Right But It's OK ... Whitney appears to have scratches on her wrist
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