"Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston," he said. "Step away from the crack pipe, step away from the Xanax, step away from the Lorazepam because it’s going to get you in trouble.”
Doocy quickly addressed Bolling's statement by muttering, "She's not using drugs," before the network cut to a commercial break.
Bolling later backtracked on his statements, saying his comments were just a joke.
"All right, before we get started," he said when the show returned from the commercial break. "I just want to say I was kidding about the crack pipe. Just kidding."
Singer Whitney Houston was found dead on Feb. 11. She had a history of drug use, but the cause of her death has not been determined.