Whitney Houston Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Performance

An emaciated Whitney Houston performs "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" in front of Michael Jackson during the 2001 television concert special Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration. Fans were shocked by Whitney's gaunt appearance, noting that she looked and sounded like a different person. The network had even resorted to using special effects to add weight to her arms. Usher and Mya begin the performance of the song and Whitney joins them. Her appearance sparked tabloid headlines that she was dying. Related Article: Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody: History vs. Hollywood

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