Bobby Brown would do anything to still have his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown alive. The New Edition member reveals exclusively to Us Weekly that he would go back in time in a heartbeat to save both his daughter and her late mother, Whitney Houston.
“I would have been there,” Brown, 47, tells Us while recalling his ex-wife’s tragic February 2012 death at age 48. “I would let her know I loved her, I cared for her and that she needs to take care of herself.”
The “I Will Always Love You” singer was found facedown in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the Grammys. She had a mix of cocaine, marijuana, Benadryl and Xanax in her system at the time of her death.
Just three years after losing his wife of 14 years, Brown and Houston’s only child together was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub at her Atlanta-area home — a tragic and eerily similar situation to her famous mother’s death.
“I wish I could have saved her,” Brown tells Us of his daughter “Krissi,” who was due to begin an extended stay with him just two days after she was found unconscious.
Instead of visiting her dad, Bobbi Kristina died at the age of 22 on July 26, 2015, after languishing in a coma for six months. As previously reported, the Fulton County medical examiner revealed that the aspiring singer died from lobar pneumonia and a lack of oxygen, which resulted in brain damage. She also had a mix of alcohol and drugs in her system, the toxicology report revealed.
Still reeling from his daughter’s death, Brown tells Us that writing his new memoir, Every Little Step, has helped him with the healing process. “Writing has been therapy for me,” the Grammy winner tells Us.
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