Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 21-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston, was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday morning and was rushed to the hospital, Roswell authorities said.
TMZ is reporting that sources close to the family say she’s been place in a medically induced coma to address swelling. An AJC reporter was told to leave hospital property Saturday and no hospital representatives were available for official comment.
“She is still alive and breathing and other than that I do not know her condition at this time,” Roswell Police Department public information officer Lisa Holland said during a Saturday afternoon news conference. “Investigators are on the scene at the hospital and the house.”
At a later news conference Holland said she had no information regarding any sort of medications being found at the home, and said she could not comment regarding Brown’s condition due to medical privacy laws. She didn’t know how long Brown had been in the bathtub before being being discovered, and said there was no sign of struggle.
Roswell police and fire/rescue personnel arrived at 10:25 a.m. at the home in the Ellard subdivision off Holcomb Bridge Road, after Brown’s husband Nick Gordon and a friend found her in the tub, unresponsive. She was taken to North Fulton Hospital, and police are on the scene investigating.
“As a procedure, they’re getting a search warrant on the house,” Holland said. “They will go through and just make sure everything is covered.”
She didn’t know if Brown’s father, Bobby Brown, had arrived at the hospital but did say there were four people along with Bobbi Kristina in the house (including her husband) at the time of the incident.
On Jan. 23 police were called to the home regarding a “disturbance” but when police arrived no one was home at the time, Holland said.
Houston died at age 48 in February 2012. She was discovered in a bathtub at the Beverly Hills hotel room. The official cause of Houston’s death was drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use, according to the Los Angeles coroner’s office. Toxicology results showed Houston had marijuana, Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril, and the allergy medication Benadryl in her system.
Holland noted the sad parallel between the two cases: “We wish the family well and our thoughts and prayers are with this family.”
Bobbi Kristina, who with several members of her family starred in a short-lived Lifetime reality show, has been in the news sporadically since her mother’s death and has frequently taken to social media to respond to various reports. In July 2014, she vented via Twitter, furious that someone posted a photo purporting to be her, smoking marijuana.
“I’ve never posted any photo of me doing anything! This is someone trying to tarnish and make a horrible name for MYSELF,” Bobbi Kristina posted. “People are insane.”
Krissy, as she is known in her family, had previously lashed out at critics who commented about what some thought was her emaciated frame.
“Think I care?” she posted along with a one-finger salute.
In happier news, about a year ago, Krissy announced via social media that she and Gordon had wed, changing her Twitter bio to”Wife of @ndgordon4life” and using the hashtag#HappilyMarried.” She’d announced their engagement on the Lifetime show, “Houstons On Our Own.”
Krissy and Nick have made assorted headlines in metro Atlanta. She was cited after a car wreck and he was arrested on speeding charges (in two separate incidents). Authorities had also responded to a noise complaint and found evidence of another auto incident.
But more recently, Bobbi Kristina indicated she was moving forward in a positive direction, hinting that she was pursuing a music career modeled after her mom and dad, singer Bobby Brown.
“I hope you all understand how much you guys mean to us,” Bobbi Kristina posted in a happier time last summer. “Thank you thank you thank you! Promise to release some thangs for your enjoyment!”
She also said her mother was an inspiration.
“No matter what, I will continue to stand my ground as a young woman,” she posted. “One thing you CAN depend on is my mother taught me well.”