On January 31, 2015, Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home after what media outlets have reported as a drug overdose. The daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and the R&B singer Bobby Brown, she was found by her boyfriend Nick Gordon and friend Maxwell Lomas (who was later arrested on drug charges). Gordon performed CPR on Bobbi Kristina until emergency medical help arrived. At the time, police reported that Bobbi Kristina was alive and breathing on her own but unresponsive. She was brought to an Atlanta hospital and was diagnosed with very limited brain function. Doctors placed Bobbi Kristina in a medically-induced coma and on life support. Later when doctors attempted to wean her off the medicine that induces coma, Bobbi Kristina started having severe seizures as she struggled to wake up. Because of this, the doctors decided to put her back into a comatose state. Bobbi Kristina was then placed in a rehabilitation facility according to hospital protocol.
There have been opposing reports about Bobbi Kristina’s progress coming from the maternal and paternal sides of the family. According to the Associated Press, her father, Bobby Brown, stated during a concert in Texas that his daughter was awake from the coma and she is watching me. Bobby Brown’s sister Tina posted on her Facebook page that Bobbi Kristina woke up from the coma and she is going to be alright. Tina claimed the Bobbi Kristina was no longer on life-support and that it would now be a process toward full recovery. She thanked God and everyone who had been praying for Bobbi Kristina. Tina also asked for continued prayer for God to restore Bobbi Kristina’s body and heal her broken heart. The Brown family attorney has declined to answer or confirm any of these allegations.
On the opposing side of this news is gospel singer Cissy Houston, Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother, who stated on a radio interview that Bobbi Kristina’s condition has not changed and she still remains in a coma on life-support. Cissy claims that the family has no plans to take her off life-support, stating even if the chances of recovery were 1%, the family will wait it out and leave it in God’s hands.
Bobbi Kristina was born on April 4, 1993 in Livingston, New Jersey. From her famous mother, singer Whitney Houston and her grandmother Cissy Houston, other famous maternal relatives include cousins Dee Dee and Dionne Warwick, and Leontyne Price. On her paternal side, she has four half-siblings: Cassius, Robert Jr., La’Princia and Landon. Bobbi Kristina had a difficult childhood filled with ongoing drug abuse and domestic violence issues. When her parents got divorced, her mother gained custody and her father received visitation rights. Bobbi Kristina’s mother died in 2012 by accidental drowning in a bathtub. Heart disease and cocaine use were the reported factors that contributed to her death. Bobbi Kristina is the sole beneficiary of her mother?s estate, which is estimated to be worth $115 million. There are unconfirmed reports of family feuding over who will be awarded her mother’s estate should she pass away.
Media outlets and relatives have shared that Bobbi Kristina was heartbroken by the death of her mother with whom she was very close. While ongoing reports of drug abuse and drug addiction surrounded Whitney Houston up until the time she died, allegations of drug abuse prevail around Bobbi Kristina, stating she was spending $1,000.00 per day on heroin, marijuana and Roxicodone before this latest incident. Since her mother’s death, she has been in drug rehab numerous times. For now, the life of Bobbi Kristina hangs in the balance and her future is yet to be known.
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