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UPDATE: "omg! Insider's" Kevin Frazier spoke with Pat Houston Tuesday evening, and she explained to him that she'd never hurt herself and this was indeed a complete misunderstanding. She tells Frazier that she's very upset by the reports that she attempted to commit suicide, and wants everyone to know that she'd never hurt herself.
She had injured her back a while ago and then re-injured it yesterday working out with her daughter. When she wrote on Facebook that she was "tired," and "want(ed) to finally rest," she meant that she wanted to just take the day off because her back hurt. But then her statement was misinterpreted -- a case of a social media post gone wrong. She tells Frazier that she had literally just wanted to rest ... not "rest in peace"!
When her family couldn't reach her on the phone because she had taken a pain pill that made her fall asleep, that's when the police came over. The police took her to the hospital as a precaution because that's procedure when they have to show up.
Houston tells Frazier that she's upset that inaccurate reports out there about this incident would send the wrong message -- especially to young girls, whom she mentors. She would never hurt herself. That is just not her.
(original omg! report)
Pat Houston, the sister-in-law and manager of the late Whitney Houston, gave her family quite a scare Tuesday.
The wife of Whitney's brother Gary posted an ominous status on her Facebook page, writing "Sometimes you just feel like giving up on life and its many challenges. And for the first time in my life… I'm tired…and I want to finally rest. I love you guys." Then, she went completely off the grid for a few hours, and didn't respond to any texts or phone calls about the glum status update. That was enough to prompt family and friends of the woman who rarely posts anything on Facebook and always returns calls and texts, to phone the police near Pat's home in Alpharetta, Georgia. When officers arrived, they found Pat in her bedroom and rushed her to the hospital.
Although it sounds very dramatic, a source close to the family assures omg! that it was all a "complete misunderstanding."
"If anybody knows her, that's why this happened. She's the most put-together person on the planet," the source says.
She was stressed by family over the weekend about the annual Teen Summit event to help teens learn life skills, which was established by her Patricia Houston Foundation, and she apparently meant for the post to express that she simply needed a rest. However, it clearly was not taken that way.
So, what about that hospital visit?
"Last week, she went to the doctor for some back pain and was at the gym yesterday with her daughter and re-injured it, so then she took a muscle relaxer," the source shares. "So when she wrote [the message], she took the muscle relaxer, went to her bed and literally passed out. People panicked because she always calls back, she's always on top of things. The police came to her door and busted into her bedroom, and she has a pill bottle there from taking the muscle relaxer, so protocol said they had to take her into the hospital."
Pat, who's now "totally fine," is a familiar face to fans of last year's Lifetime docu-series "The Houstons: On Our Own." She memorably allowed cameras to follow her to her late sister-in-law's grave just three months after her death in the very first episode.
When ABC News later asked Pat whether the cameras had changed that graveside moment, she gave an emphatic no.
"Nothing would have changed because she had passed and we were grieving," she said. "It wouldn't have mattered if it had been then, if it had been six months later, even now. The emotion would still be there, because we really do miss her."
The Houstons have to be grateful that they avoided another loss this time.
(additional reporting from Kevin Frazier and Jeremy Blacklow)
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