Alpharetta, GA – omg! INSIDER’s Kevin Frazier spoke exclusively to Pat Houston, Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law, who is refuting reports that she attempted to take her own life. Houston told Frazier that she would never harm herself and was simply resting after injuring her back the day before. “[Suicide] is never an option and never would be an option for me,” Houston stated. “I wouldn’t do that to my family, especially my daughter who means the world to me.”
Houston went on to say, “I injured my back while working out with my daughter yesterday so I decided to take the day off and get some rest.” Houston explained to Frazier that she went to bed, turned off her phones and took medication to help with her injury. When she awoke, the police were in her bedroom.
Houston was particularly upset because the reports of a suicide attempt brought distress to her family, especially her teenage daughter and her niece, Bobbi Kristina. Houston, who hosted 40 teens in her home this past weekend as part of a mentoring program, expressed concerns about the message the false reports sent to those children as well.
The entire incident was sparked after friends misinterpreted a Facebook post which was made by Houston. When her longtime family security guard could not reach her, the police were called. In response to the incident, Houston sent a message to concerned friends via Twitter saying “I’m very tired and need much needed rest, but not Rest in Peace.”