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Bobby Brown says Bobbi Kristina is "awake"

Bobby Brown told concert goers on Saturday night his daughter Bobbi Kristina is "awake" but didn't elaborate much.

"She is watching me," he said during a concert appearance at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas.


Bobbi Kristina, 22, has been hospitalized since a Jan. 31 medical emergency. Last month her grandmother Cissy Houston told a New York radio station that while she was still praying, there’s “not a great deal of hope.”

“She’s the same,” Houston said during an interview with WBLS. “We’ve moved her now to a place for rehabilitation. There’s still not a great deal of hope. We’re praying.”

[FULL COVERAGE OF Bobbi Kristina story]

Bobby Brown hasn't said much publicly about his daughter but had signaled optimism before. In February, he issued a statement through his lawyer to dispute reports that family members were preparing to say goodbye and in a brief exchange with Access Hollywood  said, “She’s good. We’re praying.”

Entertainer Bobby Brown, center, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta when Bobbi Kristina Brown was there. She's since been moved to a long-term care facility. Photo: AP/Ron Harris

Bobbi Kristina's aunt Leolah Brown, who has kept supporters updated via messages on her Facebook page, has posted hopeful messages lately:

"There's a time to cry and a time to STOP CRYING! A time to smile and a time to GET SERIOUS! A time to be patient and a time to FIGHT BACK! A time to take control and a time to WIN!"

Another aunt, Tina Brown, posted an update indicating progress, an E report said: "So many messages,sorry can't answer them all right now but I will get to them later..just allow me this time with my family,,yes,she woke up and is no longer on life support!!!!!:):)God is good!!thanks for your prayers,,still a process,but she is going to be ok:):):):)."

The other side of Bobbi Kristina's family, the relatives of her mother, the late Whitney Houston, last released a statement on March 4:

"Today is Bobbi Kristina's 22nd birthday and we ask you to continue to keep her in your prayers as she is still fighting the battle of her life," read a message posted by her aunt Patricia Houston.

Several reports suggest the two sides of the family aren't in agreement about Bobbi Kristina's prognosis or the best course of action, although Bobby Brown is the one authorized to make medical decisions. The International Business Times, quoting a family source, reported that “nothing has improved” since Bobbi Kristina was moved to the DeKalb Medical facility after weeks at Emory University Hospital.

“She is still unresponsive and unfortunately hasn’t made any progress in the new place,” the family source told IBT.


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Nick files, then withdraws court documents to thwart search warrant

Nick issues statement referencing “law enforcement”

Nick says hearing his voice will heal Bobbi Kristina

Nick blasts Bobby Brown on Twitter

Bobbi Kristina’s breathing tube repositioned; she’s on a ventilator meant for “long term need”

Nick explains why he’s staying away from the hospital 

Family tensions heat up

Bobbi Kristina’s relatives try to cash in on tragedy

Bobbi Kristina family members at odds with each other

Bobbi Kristina case a criminal investigation

Bobbi Kristina was in a wreck days before medical emergency

Bobbi Kristina aunt speaks out after vigil

Bobbi Kristina’s aunt hopeful she will “get back to great health”

Brown family member posts tribute to Whitney Houston, encouragement to Bobbi Kristina 

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Bobby Brown attorney blasts “false” reports; reveals matter is a “criminal investigation

VIDEO of Bobbi Kristina’s family at prayer vigil

Bobby Brown’s family at vigil for Bobbi Kristina

Sources: Bobbi Kristina investigation widens

Community prayer vigil planned

Tyler Perry visits

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Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston avoid each other as they spend time with Bobbi Kristina

Bobbi Kristina relatives continue arriving as investigation continues

Celebrities send prayers, love to Bobbi Kristina

Documents: Bobbi Kristina faced arrest

VIDEO: Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother Cissy Houston arrives in Atlanta

Atlanta police report details: Fight breaks out after Bobby Brown’s birthday party

“Dreamgirls” star Jennifer Holliday sad, outraged at Bobbi Kristina’s plight; “Where are the grown people?”

Bobby Brown’s family members tussle, Atlanta cops say

Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother Cissy Houston on the way as doctors reportedly see no change

Bobby Brown at Bobbi Kristina’s side in the hospital: “She’s good; we’re praying”

Bobbi Kristina’s father Bobby Brown releases statement amid dire reports

Bobbi Kristina’s treatment continues as legal questions persist

VIDEO: Bobbi Kristina sings “Someone like you”

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Bobbi Kristina’s friend says past drug arrest not connected to medical emergency

Bobbi Kristina moves hospitals

Roswell police won’t comment on reports that drugs were found at the home

Bobbi Kristina shows key signs of improvement but is still fighting for her life

Bobbi Kristina’s medical emergency listed as a drowning

Bobbi Kristina’s relative took out a restraining order on Nick Gordon

Celebrities offer prayers, messages of support for Bobbi Kristina

Family members gather

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