I’m not certain which story was more tragic—the drowning death of Whitney Houston nearly three years ago, or the similarities surrounding the hospitalization of her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, days shy of the anniversary of the icon’s passing. With most tragedies, we remember the craziest things. I recall going on Facebook to post about my nephew sweet-talking me for the use of my computer, when I saw a post about Bobbi Kristina. I immediately thought it was a hoax akin to the death announcements of Jaden Smith, Macaulay Culkin, Justin Beiber, and numerous others.
I quickly logged onto CNN.com, and was brought to tears when I read of Bobbi Kristina being “…found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub full of water…” My heart instantly went out to her and her family. Just hours earlier I was reading her tweet about her upcoming music career, and next thing you know, she was in a medically-induced coma. Growing up in the spotlight has made Bobbi Kristina America’s daughter, and many feel some semblance of despair as we sit, watch, and await her fate.
Several may speculate about the cause of her circumstances. Was it due to depression, or the battle with drugs and alcohol she inherited from her mother and father, singer Bobby Brown? Was it because she couldn’t deal with the portrayal of her mother in the biopic, Whitney, directed by Angela Bassett? I mean, we all read the twitter rants from Bobbi Kris about not being cast to play her mom by “MsAng bassketcase,” who she claimed “has some #XtraEquipment.”
We all know Bobbi Kristina’s mom died this very same way, but we shouldn’t be too quick to make assumptions. We can’t conclude anything until doctors, or her family, release a statement. Though it feels like déjà vu, I hope Bobbi Kristina receives our collective prayers and blessings as we echo the immortal words of her mother …”I will always love you.”
Sidenote: Recent reports say that doctors have told the family there is nothing they can do and they should let her go. Her father, Bobby Brown, said that it is not true and Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life. Keep praying people. Read Bobby’s statement here.
Michelle Cuttino known as the “Queen of Plus-Sized Fiction” serves as a freelance writer, book coach, motivational speaker, and talk radio host. She is also the author of “Love & Happiness” and the “Me & Mrs. Jones” eBook series which was an original screenplay adopted by Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit production company. In 2015, Michelle Cuttino will be a featured contributor in the erotica anthology under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint. Cuttino’s mission is to publish content written by and geared toward the plus-sized population. Visit her at www.MichelleCuttino.com or www.BigBodyPublishing.com.