By Kevin Rutherford
Update: In a new statement, the family of Whitney Houston has released its own statement, declaring that Bobbi Kristina Brown, Houston’s daughter, is currently “fighting for her life.”
“Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family,” the statement reads, via Rolling Stone. “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.”
In a statement to E!, Brown did little more than confirm that his daughter had been hospitalized and requested privacy for the family.
“Privacy is requested in this matter,” read Bropwn’s Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time.”
“The report that Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken to the hospital in Atlanta, Georgia is accurate,” his lawyer added in a statement. “No additional information will be forthcoming.”
Brown’s current condition is unclear. There are conflicting reports, with CNN noting that she is reportedly in a medically induced coma, while TMZ reports that she has lost some brain function. Three separate sources spoke to E!, one backing up the medically induced coma report and that she was breathing via a ventilator, while two others denied the coma report.
Brown, 21, was found unresponsive on Saturday (Jan. 31) in her Atlanta suburb home by her husband Nick Gordon in their bathtub. Police have since investigated the scene but have not yet released a statement confirming or denying foul play or anything of the sort.
Her discovery comes nearly three years to the day of Houston’s death in a Beverly Hills bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012. The official cause of death was drowning, with heart issues and drug use contributing factors.