Bobby Brown Heads to Los Angeles to Be with Daughter
(LOS ANGELES) -- Bobby Brown has left his reunion tour with New Edition and flown to Los Angeles to be by the side of his distraught daughter, who was briefly hospitalized over the weekend following the death of her mother Whitney Houston.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Houston and Brown, was hospitalized Sunday after an ambulance was called to the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the 18-year-old had been staying with her mother. The girl was said to be suffering from anxiety after her mother was found dead in the bathtub of her hotel room on Saturday.
"Obviously the death of her mother is affecting her, however, we will get through this tragedy as a family," Bobby Brown said in a statement to Extra. "Again, I ask for privacy during this time."
Bobbi Kristina was transported from the hotel at 10:26 a.m. local time to Cedars-Sinai Hospital and was "awake and alert" at the time. She was "hysterical, exhausted and inconsolable" according to TMZ.com, who also reported that family members fear that she is suicidal and are considering getting her help.
A family source told ABC News that she was being "treated for stress and anxiety." She has since been released.
Bobby Brown, who is currently on tour with his original R&B group New Edition, took to the stage in Mississippi after hearing of Houston's death, but was reportedly having "crying fits."
"We are absolutely shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely death of our dear sister Whitney. As a group, we are extremely close; when one of us hurts, we all hurt," New Edition said in a statement released Saturday.
During the performance, Brown pointed to the sky and said, "I love you, Whitney."
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