Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s 21-year-old daughter, was “fighting for her life” and surrounded by loved ones in a hospital Monday, her family said — two days after the young woman was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home.
There were conflicting reports about Brown’s condition, and hospital officials would not comment. Brown’s father, R&B singer Bobby Brown, asked for privacy Sunday night, and the Houston family reiterated that request in a statement Monday.
Brown’s husband and a friend found her in the tub before 10:20 a.m. Saturday and started CPR, but it’s unclear how long she spent without oxygen. After Brown was found, the Roswell Fire Department told emergency responders that she may have experienced cardiac arrest, according to phone call recordings. Roswell Police Department spokeswoman Officer Lisa Holland told NBC News that detectives found no drugs in the home and were treating the incident as a medical investigation.
Brown’s scare comes less than two weeks before the third anniversary of her mother’s death. Houston, a seven-time Grammy winner, was found submerged in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills, California, hotel on Feb. 11, 2012. Brown opened up about her mother in a 2014 interview with Splash News. “She was a royal, beautiful and out of this world phenomenal woman and there will never ever, ever, ever be another Whitney Houston,” Brown said. “She taught us very, very, very well … and I am my mother’s child.”