Mary J. Blige Says Whitney Houston's Death Helped Her Get Sober: 'I looked at how she couldn't perform anymore' [Photos]

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Substance Addiction is a lifelong battle. In a new interview with Los Angeles Confidential, Mary J. Blige opens up and talks about how the death of Whitney Houston gave her the much needed push to focus on sobriety.

Here’s what she had to say:

What I did was I chose to learn how to drink socially and it didn’t work. The test comes when you have to decide whether you’re drinking to be social or drinking to cover up something again. To cover up depression. To cover up guilt. Shame. Abandonment. All of that, man. Once I realized, “There you go again,” I had to stop. Whitney Houston’s death really affected me. Her death is another reason I stopped. I really do think I’m done. I looked at how that woman could not perform anymore.

You can read the full interview here. Check out some gorgeous shots of MJB from the editorial.

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