Monday 25 September 2017

Bobbi Kristina Houston 'fighting for life' as police investigation confirmed

David Beasley

The daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston remains in a medically induced coma while an incident report released by police gave no details about how she ended up unresponsive in a bathtub at her suburban Atlanta home.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Houston's 21-year-old daughter with singer Bobby Brown, was rushed to a hospital in Roswell, Georgia, Saturday morning after her husband and a friend found her in the tub and her husband performed CPR.

She is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family, the Houston family said in a statement today.

A police report said officers responded to the home in reference to a drowning. The narrative of the incident offered no information about the young woman's condition or the circumstances leading up to her being found.

Officer Lisa Holland, spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department, said a search warrant and recording of the 911 call in the case would not be made public until police finish their investigation.

"The Roswell Police Department will not be providing any further information at this time," the spokeswoman said in an email.0

The late Whitney Houston pictured with her daughter Bobbi Kristina
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown with daughter, Bobbi Kristin at Bobby's 25th birthday at Tavern On The Green in NYC in 1994
Oprah Winfrey embraces Bobbi Kristina during the interview in Atlanta.

Houston, a multiple Grammy Award winner and actress who battled substance abuse, drowned in a bathtub in Beverly Hills, California on Feb. 11, 2012. Authorities said cocaine use and heart disease contributed to her death at age 48.

Citing an unnamed source described as close to Bobbi Kristina Brown's family, CNN reported that she was in a medically induced coma and breathing with the help of a ventilator.

Her brain function will not be known until doctors reduce the sedatives she is receiving, the source told CNN, calling the situation "a waiting game."

Tara Landy, a spokeswoman for North Fulton Hospital, declined to comment on Monday on Brown's condition.

Bobby Brown asked for privacy on Sunday as he tended to his daughter.

"Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time," he said in a statement issued by his lawyer Christopher Brown.

Brown's agent declined to comment further on Monday.

Bobby Brown is a Grammy Award winner who started his career as frontman for the R&B group New Edition. Houston's dozens of hit songs include "How Will I Know" and "I Will Always Love You."

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