Bobbi Kristina Brown Hospitalized: Cousin Gives Update, Talks About How She's Been Coping With Mom Whitney Houston's Death

The singer's 21-year-old daughter was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home

By Beth Sobol, Corinne Heller Jan 31, 2015 11:42 PMTags
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UPDATE: A source confirms to E! News that both Bobby Brown and family friend Tyler Perry have arrived at the hospital to be by Bobbi Kristina's side. 


Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late Whitney Houston, remains hospitalized in a hospital near Atlanta on Saturday after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in the home she shares with husband Nick Gordon.

Her father, Bobby Brown, and his nephew and her cousin, Jerod Brown, who goes by the name YF Kennedy, both rushed to travel to go see her upon hearing the news, E! News has learned.

"We don't know what happened yet," YF Kennedy told E! News exclusively. "We don't know why she was unresponsive."

The 21-year-old's hospitalization occurred almost three years to the day her mother died at age 48 after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in a hotel room. She died of accidental drowning, spurred by cocaine use and heart disease.

Bobbi Kristina's cousin told E! News he has been texting with Gordon and has heard that she is stable. Her health status has not been confirmed by hospital officials. Police are investigating the incident.

"Krissi doesn't do drugs," he added. "She hasn't been drinking or doing drugs and she's cut down on cigarettes. She's been trying to get her music together and keep her voice clean. Her voice is so beautiful." 

Houston was recently the subject of a Lifetime Television Movie, Whitney, which aired on Jan. 17 and was condemned by the pop star's estate.

Her and Bobby's turbulent relationship was depicted in the Lifetime Television Movie, Whitney, which aired on Jan. 17, while Bobbi Kristina was shown as a baby. Bobby recently talked about Houston, their substance abuse problems and her death in a candid interview that aired on Lifetime after the movie. Bobbi Kristina did not watch the film but did watch her father's interview and was "very proud of him" for doing it, her cousin told E! News.

YF Kennedy talked about how she has been coping with the tragic loss.

 "She's still been going through the grieving stages but is trying to keep her spirits up," he said. "She's been going to the gym every day with her husband and trying to be happy. She swims a lot."

"It's a rough time lately with the anniversary," he added. "So this is a blow to the family."

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