Bobbi Kristina News May Not Actually Be So Good
It appears her situation is still basically the same, not radically improved
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2015 10:38 AM CDT
Updated Apr 21, 2015 10:40 AM CDT
In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – The Brown side of Bobbi Kristina Brown's family said over the weekend that the 22-year-old was "awake" and off life support, but the Houston side of the family disagreed soon thereafter. Sources connected with that side told TMZ and Gossip Cop yesterday that Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, is still in a coma, though she is breathing on her own—but Gossip Cop notes that she's actually been off a ventilator for "some time" now. Later, Cissy Houston released an official statement, obtained by NBC News:

  • "While she is no longer in a medically induced coma she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive. Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me. We can only trust in God for a miracle at this time."
Sources tell CNN that Bobbi Kristina does not respond to visitors or voices, though Bobby Brown's wife says her eyes are open. But an attorney for the Brown family insisted to the cable channel yesterday that her condition has improved and "doctors have indicated that she will have a long life. However, Bobbi Kristina is presently embarking on a rehabilitation process, and the quality of her life will not be known for years to come." TMZ notes that the two sides of the family appear to "have different ideas about how to handle the prospect of long-term care." (These 17 celebrities have also been in comas.)