In a most dramatic turn of events, it is being reported that Whitney Houston’s 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Sunday afternoon (February 12), less than 24 hours after her mother was found dead in a Beverly Hills, California, hotel.
According to TMZ, Houston’s only child with ex-husband Bobby Brown was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was taken out on a stretcher from the Beverly Hilton, the same hotel where her mother reportedly died.
Unnamed law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ that police responded to a call for a medical emergency, but would not confirm that the person transported was Houston’s daughter.
In a statement issued to MTV News, the Houston family expressed their grief in this trying time. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney. This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly,” the statement read. “We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from her fans and friends.”
It was reported on Saturday that Bobbi Kristina got into a shouting match with police officers after she was denied entry into the fourth-floor room where her mother had died. TMZ reported she demanded to see her mother’s body, but police informed her that no one was allowed to see the body. Houston’s cousin, singer Dionne Warwick, was also turned away.
Bobbi Kristina’s dad, Bobby Brown, was also distraught over the death of the pop and R&B diva. While performing a Mississippi concert with his band New Edition on Saturday night, Brown was visibly shaken but still managed to address the crowd, telling fans that their support for New Edition over the years was the only thing that allowed him to get through the show.
“First of all, I want to tell you that I love you all,” he said. “Second, I would like to say, ’I love you Whitney.’ The hardest thing for me to do is come on this stage.”
MTV News’ Sway and James Montgomery will be live from the Grammys red carpet tonight starting at 5 p.m. ET to get reactions from music’s biggest stars on the death of Whitney Houston. Watch reactions and remembrances at MTV.com.
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