Monday 22 January 2018

Singer Bobby Brown says daughter is 'awake'

Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown

Singer Bobby Brown said at a weekend concert that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who has been hospitalised since being found unresponsive in her bathtub nearly three months ago, was awake but did not elaborate on her medical condition.

"I can say today, Bobbi is awake. She's watching me," Brown (pictured right) told concert-goers at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas, according to a video posted on the website TMZ.

It was not clear whether Brown's statement reflected a change in the health of his 22-year-old daughter with the late pop singer Whitney Houston. Representatives for Brown and his daughter did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

TMZ said Bobby Brown's sister Tina posted on Facebook that Bobbi Kristina "woke up and is no longer on life support".

Bobbi Kristina Brown was discovered on Jan. 31 face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta home. Few details about her condition have been released since.

In March, she was transferred from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to a rehabilitative center, according to her family, who have said she is fighting for her life.

Houston, a six-time Grammy Award winner and actress, drowned in a hotel bathtub in Beverly Hills, California, in February 2012 at the age of 48. Cocaine and heart disease contributed to her death, according to authorities. (Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Bill Trott)

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