Brown Family Refutes Rumor That Life Support Will Be Removed
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family is still hoping for the best. Amid conflicting information about the 21-year-old’s current condition, her relatives Tina and Shayne Brown (singer Bobby Brown’s sister and nephew, respectively) say she’s “progressing.”
“She’s getting better,” Shayne told Entertainment Tonight on Monday, Feb. 9, the night of the Brown family’s candlelight prayer vigil in Riverdale, Ga., for Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston. “We just ask for people to continue to pray.”
Bobbi Kristina has been in a medically induced coma since Jan. 31, when she was hospitalized after being found unresponsive in a tub at her home in Roswell, Ga. She’s currently being cared for at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., where a steady stream of loved ones — including grandmother Cissy Houston — have been visiting over the last week.
“Uncle’s in good spirits,” Shayne told ET of Bobby, 46. “It’s just family issues right now. Uncle just wants his privacy. The family wants its privacy.”
On the subject of family issues, Shayne and his mom Tina also addressed their headline-making hotel fight on Feb. 5. “I was upset,” Tina told ET. “You know, I’ve been dealing with my niece and her being in the hospital. It was just a lot of emotions and I had a drink and I was frustrated and I was trying to make a point and I threw a glass. Unfortunately, it hit my son.”
Attorney Christopher Brown made this statement in regards to rumors about removing Bobbi Kris from life support 2mrro.
“However, the false reports that continue to appear in print and on the Internet are egregious, false, and will be dealt with at an appropriate time,” the statement continued. “In particular, the false reporting of TMZ, The National Enquirer, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Daily Mail (UK) citing police sources, family sources, and Bobby Brown himself, will receive my attention. The desire to be ‘first’ has clouded the judgment of many reporters as they forgo accuracy. This is a criminal investigation and the integrity of that process requires silence.”
The statement ended with a note from Bobby Brown: “We continue to request privacy in this matter. We thank everyone that supported the vigil for Bobbi Kristina. God is hearing our prayers.”
We certainly hope he hears everyone sending them up.
We’ll have more as details emerge.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s anguished relatives have agreed to take her off life support — but want to wait until Wednesday so she can die on the same date as her tragic mom, Whitney Houston, sources told The Post.
Bobbi’s grandmother Cissy Houston floated the idea of a Feb. 11 death over the weekend during discussions with the Brown family at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
The Browns gave their blessing to pull the plug at the stroke of midnight to align the date with the 2012 passing of the legendary singer at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The move is a symbolic way to keep the mother and daughter together for eternity, according to a Brown family source.
Bobbi Kristina, 21, the only child of Houston and singer Bobby Brown, has been in a medically induced coma since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell, Ga., home Jan. 31.
The Brown and Houston families have been bickering since Bobbi Kristina was rushed to the hospital, but they have now come to grips with the fact that she cannot be saved, the source said.
“This is the only thing they can agree on — that she’s gone [brain-dead], and there’s nothing more than can be done for her,” the source said.
The agonizing choice to finally pull the plug on the young woman was made by both sides, the source said.
To help ease the turmoil, some of the family’s famous friends have stepped up to keep the peace.
Filmmaker Tyler Perry, who was close to Whitney, played a key role in brokering an uneasy peace between the families, the source added.
He has already been tabbed to make all the funeral arrangements, the source said.
“You wouldn’t think of him as being someone who’d be a peacemaker, but he’s someone both sides really respect,” the Brown source said.
Perry also has been joined in Bobbi Kristina’s room at Emory University Hospital by record producer Jermaine Dupri and rapper Bow Wow, who are friends with both families and who have helped him calm things down, the source said.
“They’re respected, and both sides know they don’t want to embarrass themselves in front of them,” the source said of the men.
Cops in Roswell are still probing what led up to Bobbi Kristina being found facedown in the bathtub of her home.
How do you feel about he symbolism of Bobbi Kris and Whitney passing away on the same day.
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