Whitney Houston's daughter in medically induced coma: friend

Wed Feb 4, 2015 1:26am EST
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By David Beasley

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The daughter of the late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown was placed in a coma to stop brain swelling after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home on the weekend, family friend Kim Burrell told "Access Hollywood".

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday after three days at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, CNN reported, citing unnamed sources close to the family.

North Fulton confirmed that Brown was no longer at their facility, but a spokeswoman for Emory declined to confirm that Brown was at their center.

Brown was discovered in the bathtub on Saturday by her partner, Nick Gordon, and a friend.

Brown and Gordon referred to each other as husband and wife and told both traditional and social media that they were married. But Brown's father, Bobby Brown, said in a statement on Tuesday that the two were never legally married.

"To correct earlier reports, Bobbi Kristina is not and has never been married to Nick Gordon," a statement issued by Bobby Brown's attorney, Christopher Brown, said.

"We are currently investigating the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina," the statement said, adding that the family requested privacy.

Burrell, a gospel singer who was close to Houston, told the entertainment television program on Monday that Brown's loved ones were hoping for the best after doctors put her in a medically induced coma.   Continued...

Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the opening night of "The Houstons: On Our Own" in New York, in this file photo taken October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files