Whitney Houston's Death: Bobby Brown in Los Angeles to Be With Daughter Bobbi Kristina

Bobby Brown has left his reunion tour with New Edition and flown to Los Angeles.

ByABC News
February 13, 2012, 1:09 AM

Feb. 13, 2012— -- Bobby Brown has left his reunion tour with New Edition and flown to Los Angeles to be by the side of his distraught daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was briefly hospitalized Sunday after the death of mother Whitney Houston at age 48.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 18, the only child of Houston and Brown, was hospitalized after an ambulance was called to the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she had been staying with her mother. The girl was reportedly suffering from anxiety after her mother was found dead in the bathtub of her hotel room Saturday.

"Obviously, the death of her mother is affecting her, however, we will get through this tragedy as a family," he said in a statement to Extra. "Again, I ask for privacy during this time."

Bobbi Kristina Brown was transported from the hotel at 10:26 a.m. local time to Cedars-Sinai Hospital and was "awake and alert" at the time. She was "hysterical, exhausted and inconsolable," according to TMZ.com, which also reported that family members fear she is suicidal and are considering getting her help.

A family source told ABCNews.com that she was being "treated for stress and anxiety." She has since been released.


Bobby Brown, who is on tour with his original R&B group New Edition, took to the stage in Mississippi after hearing of Houston's death, but was reportedly having "crying fits."

"We are absolutely shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely death of our dear sister Whitney. As a group, we are extremely close; when one of us hurts, we all hurt," New Edition said in a statement released Saturday.

During the performance, Brown pointed to the sky and said, "I love you, Whitney."

In the hours after her mother was discovered not breathing in the bathtub of a Beverly Hilton Hotel room, Bobbi Kristina Brown was reportedly turned away from seeing her.