For Bobby Brown, the show must go on.
With his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in hospice care, Bobby fulfilled his prior commitment to perform during the Affordable Old School Concert Series at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in Atlanta July 4. The lineup featured other '90s musicians, including Juvenile, Mint Condition, Tweet and J.J. Williamson.
"Hold on Atlanta. Atlanta, I can't hear y'all. I know it's a little early, but God.. I probably know but one of you all up in here. Let's have some fun!" Bobby said at one point during the 30-minute set. "Yo, I was skipping songs and s--t...I feel like I have been up here for like two hours. Trust me I'm not gonna do anything that I don't do. I love giving a good show. You're all gonna get it."
Bobby, 46, performed his biggest hits, like "My Prerogative," but often flubbed the lyrics. "Y'all got me forgetting s--t," he said. "I am in a different zone right now," he added, seemingly alluding to his 22-year-old daughter, who recently went into hospice care after a January incident left her unresponsive and unconscious. "If I go somewhere else, please join me on that trip, because it's gonna be a good trip."
The audience supported Bobby, cheering, "We understand!"
Fans seemed to take pity on Bobby, who wore an all-pink ensemble.
Bobby also left the stage several times to hug his brother, Tommy Brown.
At one point during the concert, Bobby assured fans, "This is my happy place."
Since Bobbi Kristina was placed in hospice care June 24, it's been difficult for Bobby to find that happy place. As his New Edition bandmate Johnny Gill recently told Entertainment Tonight, his state of mind is "not good" as of late. "We just had a conversation yesterday. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy."
Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub on Jan. 31, nearly three years after her mother, singer Whitney Houston, was found dead in a bathtub. Bobbi Kristina was placed in a medically induced coma until June. When her condition "continued to deteriorate," she was moved into hospice care. "We thank everyone for their support and prayers," her aunt, Pat Houston, told E! News in a statement. "She is in God's hands now."
As of Monday morning, there are no updates on Bobbi Kristina's condition.