Sunday 25 September 2016

Bobby Brown to publish 'raw and unvarnished' memoir

Published 14/10/2015 | 12:54

Singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

Bobby Brown is writing a 'raw and unvarnished' memoir which will be published in June 2016.

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Brown signed on to write 'My Prerogative' just before his daughter passed away on July 26 after seven months in a coma.

Bobbi Kristina was just 22 when she was found unresponsive and face down in a bathtub at her home in Roswell, Georgia.

Her mother, Whitney Houston, had been found dead in a bathtub in Beverly Hills, California, three years previously.

Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at Tri-Star Pictures'
Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at Tri-Star Pictures' "Sparkle" premiere in 2012.

In a statement issued through his publishers Dey Street Books, Brown said that writing the book was "therapeutic".

"Right after I signed on to write my story, I went through one of the most agonizing traumas I had ever experienced with the death of my daughter," he said.

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown during 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown during 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

"But I was surprised by how therapeutic it was to work on this project, to look at the entire arc of my life and to realize that although there has been considerable pain, I have also been incredibly blessed.

"I hope my fans and other readers of this book will be entertained by this trip into the crazy, exciting, fascinating world of Bobby Brown. And I hope they will feel that I have been as honest and open with them in these pages as I have tried to be my entire life."

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown with daughter, Bobbi Kristin at Bobby's 25th birthday at Tavern On The Green in NYC in 1994
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown with daughter, Bobbi Kristin at Bobby's 25th birthday at Tavern On The Green in NYC in 1994

Brown was as successful singer in the 80s and 90s with hits including Every Little Thing and My Prerogative, but garnered most attention for his tumultuous relationship with Houston and his battles with drugs and alcoholism.

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