Houston's daughter encouraged comeback

LONDON: Whitney Houston credits her teenage daughter with giving her the confidence to make a musical comeback.

The legendary singer is preparing for the release of her highly-anticipated comeback album, I Look to You, this September (09) - her first album in six years.

The star admits she planned to retire from pop - until 15-year-old Bobbi Kristina convinced her she had the talent and strength to return.

The 44 year old says, "She was with me every step of the way: 'Mom, you can do this.' When I get discouraged and I get like, 'This is tiring, this is wearing me out, I'm just not at that point,' she'd just go, 'No, mom, you can do this, get up, get up. She encourages me and inspires me, when I look at her and I look at her eyes and I see myself, I go, 'OK, I can do this. I can do this.'"