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Whitney Houston Sails out of U.K. After Volcano-Related Delay


The show must go on for Whitney Houston – no matter what.

After canceling three shows on her European tour because of respiratory problems, the singer wasn’t going miss her show in Dublin – despite nature intervening. After the eruption of Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajokull caused flights to be grounded across Europe, Houston, like other stranded travelers, had to get creative about her transportation.

According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, the singer crossed the Irish Sea on a ferry. Houston and her entourage booked travel on the Nordica superferry, which took over three hours, so she could make it in time for her Saturday concert in the Irish capital.

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Meanwhile, funnyman John Cleese shelled out big bucks to get home to the U.K. from Oslo, where he had appeared on a talk show. His solution? A 930-mile cab ride, which cost him $5,000.

“We checked every other option but there were no boats and no train tickets available,” Cleese told Norway’s TV2. “That’s when my fabulous assistant determined the easiest thing would be to take a taxi.”

The volcanic ash has also disrupted travel for other stars, including Miley Cyrus, who was unable to fly from Los Angeles to London to appear at The Last Song premiere, and Usher, who was unable to continue promoting his new album in Europe.