Bobbi Kristina 'Fighting for Life'
But sources say situation appears bleak
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2015 4:52 AM CST
In this Feb. 12, 2011, photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
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(Newser) – Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is still in an Atlanta hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday morning—but while father Bobby Brown has issued a statement asking for privacy and his lawyer says "no additional information will be forthcoming," there seem to be plenty of sources close to the family willing to talk to the media. TMZ's sources say the 21-year-old was placed in a medically induced coma, but tests have revealed that her brain function is "significantly diminished" and her family has been told to keep praying, but prepare for the worst.

Another source tells People that Bobby Brown is "inconsolable." Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub almost exactly three years ago, but this "is a million times worse, and to lose her in the same way would devastate him," the source says. Family friend Sammy Tawil says he spoke to Bobbi Kristina on Friday and she sounded hopeful and full of life. "There's people who want to say it's bleak, but there shouldn't be any rush," he tells the New York Daily News. "The family is concerned, but they're hopeful. She's a fighter. She's a lot like her mom." A police spokeswoman tells the Daily News that detectives have searched the home and found nothing to indicate that drugs were involved.