To say Gospel singer Cissy Houston has been through a lot is an understatement. Having to watch her superstar daughter rise to fame and then battle with addiction and ultimately die in front of the world to see. Then witness her granddaughter’s death in an eerily similar way is pain enough that most people can’t bear. Now, reports are saying that Cissy is battling dementia, according to sources close to the Grammy winner.
“She’s in the early stages of dementia,” a source told Radar Online. “She repeats herself a lot and doesn’t remember what she says. She just says she’s getting old.”
This follows reports that the 84-year-old family matriarch of the Houston family had no idea that daughter, Whitney Houston, and son Gary Houston were molested as children by their cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, sister of singer Dionne Warwick. Gary shared the secret for the first time in the documentary Whitney.
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