Clive Davis Offered To Pay For Whitney Houston's Rehab

February 17, 2012 By:
Clive Davis Offered To Pay For Whitney Houston's Rehab

Turns out that Whitney Houston's inner circle, including her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, urged her to go to rehab in the weeks leading up to her death. But the singer shut down the talk, according to

A source told the site: "Bobbi Kristina, Clive Davis, and members of Whitney's closest advisers were urging her to go back to rehab because people close to her saw her downward spiral into drugs and alcohol.”

The source added that although Clive tried his best to help Whitney, there was nothing he could do.

"It was extremely hard for Clive in particular to see Whitney under the influence again. He was absolutely powerless to stop her. Clive and Whitney had a very close relationship, but her addiction to drugs and alcohol did a lot of damage to that.”

Recently, Bill O'Reilly, the Darth Vader of Fox News, said of the matter:

"I don't believe that anyone is a slave to addiction," O'Reilly said. "I believe it is a disease, it's a mental disease, but you have free will and you can get through the disease, as millions of people have chosen to do it,” he explained. “You don't have free will when you have lung cancer. You do have free will when you're a crack addict."

The source addressed the public's concern with Whitney's drug addiction:

“Whitney's fans and the public have questioned why more wasn't done to get Whitney help -- well, what people don't realize is efforts were indeed made, but Whitney kept telling Clive that she didn't have a problem, which he categorically disagreed with. Clive told Whitney he would pay for her rehab, wherever she wanted to go, he would take care of it, but she shot him down. The sad fact is that unless the addict wants to get help, there is nothing anyone can do to force someone to go to rehab.”