Bobbi Kristina Brown's Father, Bobby Brown, Issues Statement About Her Hospitalization

Find out the latest update about Whitney Houston's daughter's health condition

By Corinne Heller Feb 01, 2015 9:10 PMTags
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Bobby Brown is speaking out for the first time about his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown's hospitalization, more than 24 hours after she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her home near Atlanta.

The 45-year-old singer and ex-husband of her mother, the late Whitney Houston, rushed to be by her side at the hospital on Saturday upon hearing the devastating news. He and several other family members, including her husband Nick Gordon, who found her face down in the filled tub and helped try to revive her, are at the medical center.

"Privacy is requested in this matter," Bobby said in a statement to E! News. "Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time."

"The report that Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken to the hospital in Atlanta, Georgia is accurate," his lawyer said. "No additional information will be forthcoming."

Her condition remains unclear. Medical officials and family members have not commented. A source told E! News that Bobbi Kristina was still unresponsive and was breathing with the help of a ventilator. According to two other sources, she is not in a medically induced coma, as reported by several outlets. 

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Houston had died from accidental drowning, spurred by cocaine use and a heart condition, at age 48, nearly three years ago exactly. She too was found unconscious in a bathtub, at a hotel room in Beverly Hills.

Police are still investigating Bobbi Kristina's medical incident and have not found illegal substances at her home. Her cousin, Jerod Brown, who goes by the name YF Kennedy, told E! News exclusive that she doesn't do drugs and has not been drinking alcohol.

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

Bobby had recently given a candid interview to Lifetime after it aired a television movie about Houston, in which he talked about their turbulent relationships and their struggles with substance abuse, adding that they never allowed Bobbi Kristina to see them do drugs.

YF Kennedy told E! News that she did not watch the Lifetime movie but did catch her father's interview and was "very proud of him."

He also recently launched a #PrayForBK campaign on Twitter, saying, "Let's all show sis how much she is loved. She is human. Now's not the time for negativity."

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua, Alicia Quarles, Beth Sobol and Michelle Falls