*Singer Whitney Houston was released from a Paris hospital on Wednesday after suffering a respiratory infection and she called media reports that she was using drugs again “ridiculous.”

After being hospitalized in Paris on Tuesday under doctor’s orders, Houston told People magazine she is looking forward to returning to the stage after postponing several dates on the European leg of her concert tour.

“I’m feeling great,” she said. “I’m just ready to move on and continue my world tour.”

Houston, 46, is expected to retake the stage on April 13 in Birmingham, England, and continue touring through June.

“My health is terrific, but this is a time when I get a lot of allergies,” she told People.

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