Pat Houston is shooting down erroneous media reports that she attempted to commit suicide.
The reality star, and sister-in-law to Whitney Houston, exclusively told Kevin Frazier of omg! Insider that she was simply resting after a back injury, and would never harm herself. She elaborated:
“I injured my back while working out with my daughter yesterday so I decided to take the day off and get some rest.”
As Houston told Frazier, she then turned off her phone, took some medication to help with her injury, and went to bed. The situation was harmless enough in itself…until a Facebook post she had made earlier was misinterpreted as a suicide note. When her longtime security guard could not reach her, the police were called on her behalf. Houston said she awoke to find the police in her bedroom.
Throughout this whole misunderstanding, Houston’s primary concern has been the rumor’s effect on her family, particularly her teenage daughter, and niece, Bobbi Kristina. As she stated:
“[Suicide] is never an option, and never would be an option for me. I wouldn’t to that to my family, especially my daughter who means the world to me.”
She also expressed concern on the effect the rumors would have on the 40 young teenagers she is mentoring.
She set the record straight via a direct message on Twitter, when she said, “I’m very tired and need much needed rest, but not Rest in Peace.”