Bonnie Pointer from The Pointer Sisters joined Celebrity Rehab seeking help for her drug adictions. Read more on Bonnie, see photos and video.
As a biography, Bonnie Pointer born as Patricia Eva Pointer in Oakland, California on July 11, 1950. Her age is 59. She was member of The Pointer Sisters and left the family band in 1977. She began a solo career and got some hits as the disco cover of The Elgins’ “Heaven Must Have Sent You” which landed a spot on the U.S. top 20 pop hit on September 1, 1979.
Bonnie married Jeffrey Bowen in 1978, right after she exchanged vows with the Motown Records Producer signed with Motown. The singer released “Heaven Must Have Sent You,” which hit #11 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. During her solo career she released three albums, years later she retired.
She performed on Soul Train in 1985, and along with her sisters when the Pointer Sisters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994, and during a Las Vegas, Nevada show in 1996.
In 2006, shortly after her sister June passed away, Bonnie Pointer began a public fight with her sisters, she told Entertainment Tonight her sisters ignored June’s burial wishes. She also said that Anita and Ruth say no to let her ride in the family car at the service. However, her brother Fritz Pointer replied her comments saying that Bonnie wanted to be let back in the group, or she would not attend the funeral. In 2008, the 59 year old singer began an European tour, and started to work on her autobiography.
Now, Bonnie will be seen in “Celebrity Rehab”. According to reports, she has been battling drug addictions.
See recent pictures of Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters performing live at the 93.9 MIA Disco Ball at the Seminole Hollywood Hard Rock Live Theatre Hollywood, Florida on February 25, 2010.
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