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Whitney Houston Fires Back: "I'm Feeling Great"

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Whitney Houston onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

Don't worry about Whitney Houston.

"I'm feeling great," the singer said in a statement to People following a hospitalization earlier this week – in response to tabloid rumors that she'd begun dabbling once again with drugs.

Whitney called the rumors "ridiculous."

"At this point, I just don't respond. I don't even read it," she said of the headlines.

Whitney, who is launching a European tour and had to delay the first four dates due to a respiratory ailment, said she's now ready to hit the road.

"My health is terrific," she told the mag. "But this is a time when I get a lot of allergies."

The diva added that she was pleased to be performing after spending a few years away from the music industry.

"I'm doing what I love to do, which is singing," she said. "The best part is seeing all of my fans around the world."

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