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Remember when Whitney Houston was an incredible singer with a slew of number-one hits?

If were born after 1992, the answer is probably: Whitney who?!?

The crooner is attempting a comeback this year, performing a number of concerts in Australia. Following a stop in Brisbane this week, however, the tour is off to a worse start than last week’s Tiger Woods’ press conference.

Thousands of fans walked out in the middle of the show, after Houston humilated herself with the following version of “I Will Always Love You.” In between coughing fits and flat notes, a back up singer actually sung the high parts. Amazing. Depressing…

Whitney Houston in Concert

How does Andrew McManus, Whitney’s tour manager, defend his client, who has an entire European tour ahead of her this spring?

By admitting she’s totally washed up, but trying really, really hard.

“[She] is now up on stage, warts and all, presenting herself like an open book for the world to see,” McManus said. “If they expected to hear the Whitney of 20 years ago, go buy a CD. If they want to see a true professional artist give 100%, come along and enjoy the ride of an amazing talent, on stage, letting her heart and soul out.”

She’s also letting a lot of phlegm out in the clip above. Houston should probably get that checked out.