Pat Houston on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s 22nd Birthday: She’s “Still Fighting the Battle of Her Life”

Pat Houston Speaks Out on Bobbi Kristina Brown's 22nd Birthday
On Bobbi Kristina Brown's 22nd birthday, her aunt Pat Houston released a statement on Whitney Houston's official website telling fans that she is "still fighting the battle of her life." Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Bobbi's battle continues. Pat Houston released a statement on Whitney Houston's website on Bobbi Kristina Brown's birthday, Wednesday, Mar. 4, providing the latest update on her niece's condition.

"Today is Bobbi Kristina's 22nd birthday," wrote Houston. "And we ask you to continue to keep her in your prayers as she is still fighting the battle of her life."

The sister-in-law of the late Grammy winning superstar signed her note: "Patricia Houston, President, The Whitney Houston Estate."

Pat's update was also accompanied by an old photo of Whitney and her daughter, laughing together in an affectionate mother-daughter embrace.

As Bobbi Kristina fights for her life, another battle has been brewing between Brown and Houston family members. An insider told Us Weekly last month that money has become a "big point of contention" between the in-laws, while the music scion remains in a medically induced coma.

Whitney and Bobbi
Whitney Houston with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown onstage during a concert in 1999. L. Busacca/Larry Busacca/Wireimage

Making the situation even more complex are several Brown family members who have requested payment — plus other perks — to do press interviews, prompting Bobbi's father Bobby Brown to call them out by name.

In a statement to Us last month, Bobby's lawyer Christopher Brown noted: "The integrity of the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina must remain uncompromised… Various members of the family have provided media interviews, however, none of them are approved visitors to see Bobbi Kristina. None of them have firsthand knowledge of Bobbi Kristina’s treatment and the medical staff at Emory University Hospital has not communicated with them."

Bobbi Kristina was found facedown and unresponsive in her Roswell, Georgia home on Jan. 31. Police have said the incident is being treated as a criminal investigation.

Meanwhile, both Houston and Brown families have gathered at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where all sides continue to pray for her recovery.

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