Houston’s spokeswoman emailed a statement to reporters, saying the 22-year-old daughter of the lateWhitney Houston, who’s been unconscious after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home earlier this year, is “in God’s hands now.”
“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate. As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now. ”
It was signed by Pat Houston, who is married to the brother of Bobbi Kristina’s late mother, singer Whitney Houston, and is the executor of Whitney’s estate.
When a patient is moved to a hospice, it’s usually to provide specialized care for the final stages of a terminal illness, with the goal of providing comfort and pain-control medication.
In an eerie echo of Whitney Houston’s 2012 bathtub death in a Beverly Hills hotel, Bobbi Kristina was found face down in a tub in her Roswell, Ga., home, on Jan. 30.
It is still not clear what happened to her or why. Georgia police have been investigating but have not announced their findings nor brought charges against anyone.
Despite months of treatment in two Atlanta hospitals and a rehab facility, including being placed in an induced coma, she has never regained consciousness.
Her father, Bobby Brown, and members of his family have said at various times that she was awake or that she was getting better. Her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, with whom she shared her home, has begged to see her and been refused by her family.
Her grandmother, gospel great Cissy Houston, has been candid from the beginning about her condition not improving. She said in April that doctors told her Bobbi Kristina suffered “global and irreversible brain damage” and that she remained unresponsive.