Whitney Houston is seeking help for drug and alcohol problems
The 47-year-old singer - who has a history of substance abuse issues - voluntarily entered an out-patient rehab program around 10 days ago, her spokesperson has confirmed.
The representative told People.com: "WhitneyHouston is currently in an out-patient rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment.
"Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process." Angela Bassett revealed earlier that she and Whitney - who hasn`t appeared in a film since `The Preacher`s Wife` in 1996 - are to work together again on a sequel to 1995 movie `Waiting To Exhale` and it is believed the singer sought treatment prior to relaunching her big screen career.
A source told website TMZ: "She`s cleansing herself to get ready for a new movie."
According to the website, the treatment program allows Whitney - who was pictured at a Prince concert last weekend - to go out in public as long as she has a monitor.
In 2009, Whitney confessed to being a cocaine addict herself in TV interview with Oprah Winfrey and admitted her and her ex-husband Bobby Brown`s drug use spiraled out of control after she starred in hit movie `The Bodyguard` in 1992.
She said: "Me and Bobby were lacing our marijuana with base. We would buy a kilo. We were not pipe smoking.
"You roll it up and you smoke it in your weed. It`s almost like heroin cocaine speedballs but you level it off with marijuana."
Earlier this year, Whitney and Bobby`s daughter Bobbi Kristina, 18, was accused of being a cocaine addict by a former boyfriend but denied his claims.