Bobby Brown is leaving daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown’s bedside and heading to the Land Down Under to continue his tour -- unfortunately for him, not by choice. The 46-year-old singer, who was originally slated to begin touring Australia with Treach and Kay-Gee of Naughty By Nature in March, canceled a number or dates on the tour because of the uncertainty of his daughter’s medical condition. As you may recall, Bobbi Kristina, was placed in a medically induced coma in January after being found unconscious in a bathtub full of water.
As TMZ reported, concert promoters are holding Brown to the obligations outlined in his tour contract, despite the current situation with his daughter. The dates he’s being asked to appear are make-ups for previously canceled shows. Brown reportedly hoped to cancel more tour dates, but his requests were denied.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Brown-Houston family remains committed to Bobbi Kristina’s recovery. The 22-year-old, who was moved from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to a local rehab facility last month, remains in a coma. People magazine reports that the daughter of the late Whitney Houston is in her own private room where she is being monitored by numerous machines. It is believed that there have been no significant changes in her condition since she was first hospitalized Jan. 31.
“It’s quiet and peaceful,” a source close to the family told People. “The family has brought some things from home for her. Not much -- just a few things, like a blanket and some pictures.”
The insider added that Bobbi Kristina receives regular visits from her aunt and uncle, Gary and Pat Houston, as well as her father, who is currently making all medical decisions on her behalf. The family has reportedly overcome the shock of her condition, but continues to pray for her recovery.
Chaka Khan, who is a 10-time Grammy Award-winner and close friend of the Brown and Houston families, recently spoke out in support of Bobbi Kristina. In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Khan said she continues to “wait for what happens next” and supports the family has much as she can.
“I’ve been in conversation with the family. Everyone’s devastated, everyone. I love Bobbi Kristina, I love Whitney, I love Bobby Brown. I love Cissy [Houston] -- I love them all,” she said. “But we just have to wait for what happens next. All I want to do is be there for them. I just need to pray. … Whitney would be devastated. I wish she was here.”
The 62-year-old Khan added that from the outside looking in, it is hard to imagine what Bobbi Kristina’s family is feeling. She added that she likely feels almost as bad as Whitney would if she were here to witness her daughter's ordeal.