Bobby Brown at Bobbi Kristina’s side in the hospital: “She’s good; we’re praying”

Bobby Brown issued a statement through his lawyer early Thursday afternoon to dispute reports that family members were preparing to say goodbye to his daughter Bobbi Kristina, who has been hospitalized since Saturday.

In a brief exchange with Access Hollywood later in the day, Brown said, “She’s good. We’re praying.”

n this image made from video, entertainer Bobby Brown, center, stands outside of Emory Hospital in Atlanta where his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is being treated, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Bobby and the late Whitney Houston, has been hospitalized since Jan. 31 after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at a suburban Atlanta home. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Entertainer Bobby Brown, center, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta where his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is being treated. Photo: AP/Ron Harris

Bobbi Kristina’s cousin Jerod Brown, whose social media handle is YFKennedy, urged people to remain hopeful.

“Hey y’all, a few of you all have been messaging me , commenting under photos about her condition….Though it seems the odds are against her, though doctors don’t see any hope for change, though we might want to play detective and find out how she got there, though it looks impossible for her to stand again STILL PRAY FOR BK,” he posted:

Bobbi Kristina’s family members have been gathering in the days since she was rushed to the hospital Saturday. She was initially taken to North Fulton Hospital after being discovered unresponsive and face-down in a bathtub. She was later moved to Emory.

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AP photo/Ron Harris

Amid reports the family had been preparing for the worst, Bobby Brown issued a statement to the contrary: “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. This is false, just as is the vast majority of the other reporting that is currently taking place.”

Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of Bobby and the late Whitney Houston, is 21.

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Lifetime

The Houston family issued this statement: “Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family. As her father already stated, we are asking you to honor our request for privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and we greatly appreciate your continued support.”

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Bobbi Kristina’s friend says past drug arrest not connected to medical emergency 

Bobbi Kristina moves hospitals

Roswell police won’t comment on reports that drugs were found at the home

Bobbi Kristina shows key signs of improvement but is still fighting for her life

Bobbi Kristina’s medical emergency listed as a drowning

Bobbi Kristina’s relative took out a restraining order on Nick Gordon

Celebrities offer prayers, messages of support for Bobbi Kristina

Family members gather

Bobbi Kristina, found unresponsive in a bathtub, rushed to the hospital