Bobbi Kristina Brown’s longtime boyfriend, Nick Gordon, has reportedly decided to cut his stay in rehab short. Gordon, 25, checked into a facility March 6, after sitting down with Phil McGraw on the “Dr. Phil Show” for an intervention. During their discussion Gordon revealed he had been struggling with substance abuse for some time. He was also having suicidal thoughts, sharing alarming messages on social media, following an accident that left Brown, 22, in a medically induced coma.
According to People magazine, Gordon has decided to leave treatment as “he is very distraught” about his girlfriend’s condition. Sources say he feels now, more than ever, that he would like to see Bobbi Kristina, who has been hospitalized unconscious for nearly four months. The Brown and Houston families had him barred from visitation as they believe he played a role in her injuries.
“He really wants to see her. He is upset about a lot of things: her being sick, him never getting respect [from her family],” the source added.
Gordon has been at odds with Brown’s family, chiefly her father Bobby Brown, 46, for months. He repeatedly pleaded with Bobby to allow him to visit Bobbi Kristina, but the father did not oblige. Bobby later released a statement through his legal team alleging that Gordon was lying.
“Let me be very clear, Mr. Gordon was offered an opportunity to potentially visit Bobbi Kristina and he declined to meet the terms of any possible visit,” the statement read. “Obviously Mr. Gordon is not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe.”
As IBTimes previously reported, authorities launched a criminal investigation into Gordon after finding suspicious marks on Bobbi Kristina’s body. Gordon claimed the marks were caused by his attempts to revive her after he and a friend discovered her unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31. Police found that they were not consistent with his story and began to suspect foul play. No further information about that investigation has been released.