Moving forward. Bobby Brown took to the stage for the first time on Sunday, Aug. 23, since the tragic death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown on July 26.
The R&B singer, 46, performed alongside singer Macy Gray at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston was not scheduled to appear, instead surprising the crowd to duet with Gray on the song “Real Love.”
TMZ posted a video of the performance, in which Brown tells the audience, “Thank you for all your prayers, everybody.”
Bobbi Kristina passed away at age 22 after being in a medically induced coma for nearly six months. She was moved into hospice care one month before. Brown, who recently welcomed his sixth child, remained by Bobbi Kristina’s side throughout most of her medical ordeal, which began on Jan. 31, when she was found lying facedown in her bathtub.
Bobbi Kristina was buried next to her mother on Aug. 3 at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J. A lawsuit has been filed by Bobbi Kristina’s conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, implicating her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, in her death. In the documents, Hargrove accuses Gordon of giving Bobbi Kristina a “toxic cocktail,” which led to her unconscious state.