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According to Radar Online:   84-year-old Houston family matriarch, Cissy Houston, is reportedly battling the early stages of dementia.

“She’s in the early stages of dementia,” a source told Radar of the Grammy-winning Gospel singer. “She repeats herself a lot and doesn’t remember what she says. She just says she’s getting old.”

Recent claims made by Whitney’s brother, Gary, that he and his songstress sister were molested as children by their cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, have made her health troubles more of a concern for family than ever.

“The family is already fractured enough,” said the source, “but she has had enough clarity to know what’s going on with these claims and is very upset.”

The accusations come from a new documentary, Whitney, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Some people are the timing of this ‘revelation’ but we all know Cissy has been though and lost, A LOT. And at 84 nothing is easy so prayers are going out to her and her family. Check out this classic clip of Cissy performing “Chain Of Fools” with “Queen Of Soul” Aretha Franklin Cira 1967:

 

 

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