LL Cool J hosted the GRAMMYs in 2012 when Whitney Houston died, and three years later, he prepares to emcee the awards show once again while the late singer's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown remains hospitalized.
"The timing is unfortunate -- that it happened around this time of year," LL Cool J tells ET. "It does remind me [of Whitney's death] and brings back those feelings, but ultimately I just pray that [Bobbi Kristina] recovers, that she comes out of her coma and that her family rallies around her and gives her the support that she needs to get healthy again."
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Whitney passed away the day before the GRAMMYs in 2012. She was found dead on Feb. 11 of an accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub in Los Angeles, in which drugs and heart disease were also said to have played a part.
Bobbi Kristina was reportedly discovered face down in a bathtub of water on Jan. 31. She was found by Nick Gordon, her unofficially adopted brother, and friend Maxwell Lomas.
The 21-year-old will certainly be on the minds of everyone attending the GRAMMYs this weekend, which will include performances by top music acts like Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West.
And according to LL Cool J, there will be surprise performances on the show.
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"I can't say but I know of one really big one that people are going to love," the NCIS: LA star hinted.
Watch the video to see where the stars will be seated during the broadcast. The GRAMMYs air Sunday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.