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Whitney daughter 'has opened eyes'

Published 21/04/2015

Singer Bobby Brown says his daughter Bobbi Kristina is awake nearly three months after she was found face down in the bath (AP)
Singer Bobby Brown says his daughter Bobbi Kristina is awake nearly three months after she was found face down in the bath (AP)

The daughter of singer Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston has "opened her eyes" three months after being found unresponsive in a bath in her Georgia home, but the extent of her recovery will not be known for years, a lawyer for her father has said.

Christopher Brown said he issued a statement to clarify comments Bobby Brown made during a concert at the weekend about his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition.

The statement goes on to say that "there has been improvement" in her condition, but adds that Bobbi Kristina, 22, is just now beginning rehabilitation "and the quality of her life will not be known for years to come".

Bobbi Kristina is the only child of Brown and Houston.

Houston, 48, was found face-down in about a foot of water in a bath in a Beverly Hills hotel room in February 2012, just before the Grammys. She later died and authorities concluded she had accidentally drowned.

Investigators found a dozen prescription-drug bottles in the suite and listed heart disease and cocaine use as contributors to her death.

On Saturday night, an emotional Bobby Brown told concertgoers that Bobbi Kristina was "awake" and "she is watching me".

Brown's wife, Alicia Etheredge-Brown, added in the statement that during the concert, Brown "made an attempt to correct the negative comments he must endure on a daily basis from both family and the public regarding his daughter's medical condition".

"He is encouraged by the steps that Bobbi Kristina has made since her hospitalisation on January 31 2015," she said.

"She has made it out of ICU, opened her eyes, and started a rehabilitation that will be long and hard."

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