Cissy Houston Says Bobbi Kristina Has 'Irreversible Brain Damage'

by Jackie Willis 8:35 AM PDT, April 21, 2015
Playing Cissy Houston Says Bobbi Kristina Has 'Irreversible Brain Damage'

Cissy Houston gave a health update on the condition of Bobbi Kristina Brown on Monday, and while she says her granddaughter is out of a medically induced coma, she remains "unresponsive."

"I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive," Cissy, mother to the late Whitney Houston, said in a statement (via Us). "Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me. We can only trust in God for a miracle at this time Keep us in your prayers."

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Cissy's update comes after Bobby Brown addressed a crowd in Dallas, Texas on Saturday and claimed his daughter was "awake" after being in a medically induced coma for three months.

Bobby's lawyer, Christopher Brown, clarified his client's comments to ET on Monday, saying, "Bobbi Kristina's condition has changed since moving from Emory University Hospital and there has been improvement. Doctors have indicated that she will have a long life. However, Bobbi Kristina is presently embarking on a rehabilitation process and the quality of her life will not be known for years to come."

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On Jan. 31, Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized after being found unresponsive and face down in a bathtub by her boyfriend Nick Gordon. Gordon is currently in rehab.