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Whitney Houston wheezes back on tour in Europe

April 15, 2010 |  4:26 pm

Whitney Houston has restarted her European tour, though her Tuesday night performance in Birmingham, England, left a bit to be desired, the New York Daily News reports.

A 20-minute disappearance early in the show, filled by backup singers and a video montage, wasn't what fans were paying to see, apparently.

She created a stir -- and stirred up rumors of a drug relapse -- last week when she canceled her Paris show, which was to launch the tour. 

Why the cancellation in Paris? Concert organizers blamed an upper respiratory infection; Houston, however, told Parade that she has bad allergies this time of year and called the drug rumors "ridiculous."

You can make up your own explanation for the performance above.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

P.S. That top footage is the "good" stuff released by Houston's people. But it's not the only footage out there.

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