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Posted: April 20, 2015

Bobby Brown says Bobbi Kristina is 'awake'

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By Jennifer Brett

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Bobby Brown told concertgoers on Saturday night his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is “awake” but didn't elaborate.

>> UPDATE: Bobbi Kristina Brown still 'unresponsive,' grandmother says

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

Despite the announcement, it's unclear whether Bobbi Kristina is actually awake.

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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.”

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.”

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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:):):):).”

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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.

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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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