UPDATE: Speculation continues on the state of Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Bobby Brown's lawyer released a statement on Thursday denying that his daughter will soon be taken off of life support. "If we issued a statement every time the media published a false report regarding this matter, that's all we would be doing 24 hours a day," says Christopher Brown. "This is false, just as is the vast majority of the other reporting that is currently taking place."
The DailyMail.com reported earlier in the day that the 21-year-old had already been taking off of life support on Thursday, which sadly also happens to be her father's birthday, citing police sources with inside knowledge of the situation.
Bobbi Kristina Brown's family is gathering at her bedside to say their goodbyes to the 21-year-old, People.com reports. Whitney Houston's daughter has been in a coma since Saturday after she was found face-down and unconscious in her bathtub. Doctors are saying Brown has brain damage and that nothing more can be done.
The news was especially devastating to her father, Bobby Brown, who flew from Los Angeles to Atlanta to be at Bobbi's side on Saturday. "Bobby has been crying nonstop since yesterday," says the source. "We are grieving."
A second family member went by the hospital overnight to say goodbye and admits that the devastating news is hard to believe. "If you saw her, you'd think she was just sleeping," says the source.
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"It's sinking in that this is it," says the second family member, "but we're all still praying that God will intervene and heal her body."
TMZ is reporting that Bobby Brown is hopeful Bobbi Kristina can beat the odds and wants to wait until the weekend to make a decision. In a sad twist, today is Bobby Brown's 46th birthday.
On Wednesday, Extra’s AJ Calloway sat down with Debra Antney, a well known music manager, mother of Wacka Flocka Flame and good friend to the Brown family, about the tragic situation and what she saw when she visited Bobbi Kristina at the hospital
“She blinked her eyes, she did do that…She’s not out of danger, but it ain’t over with yet,” she says of Brown's condition, presumably before doctors gave their bleak prognosis.
As for Bobby Brown, she says, “he’s a wreck, you know, thankful he got a good wife that stands right by him, you know, and he has a little support team there so, but how would anybody be.” TMZ reports Bobby Brown's wife, Alicia Etheredge, is four months pregnant.
Antney also said, “That baby has not stood a chance since she was conceived, just about. She was talked about, ridiculed. All the people that had all those things to say about her… that’s a baby, a 21-year-old baby. To have to constantly listen to things, and to still have to deal with the death of her mom, and every five minutes they are posting something about her mother… and never anything good.”
Antney added, “Everyone has a breaking point.”
February 11 marks three years since Bobbi Kristina's mother Whitney Houston, who was also found unconscious in a bathtub, passed away. It was later declared she died of a combination of drug overdose and heart complications.
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