Is Bobbi Kristina Brown brain dead? If you go by the latest headlines, you would presume the end is inevitable and that reports will declare Bobbi Kristina Brown dead any day now. Bobby Brown is frustrated by the gossip that has spread around the world, and has officially released a statement to refute some of these health update rumors.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Bobby Brown’s wife, Alicia Etheredge, is pregnant, although it’s a difficult time to celebrate with his daughter still struggling for her life in the hospital.
In a case like this, when the media reports on the subject, it is typically done on the basis of the word of an unnamed source. This means the report is essentially gossip, since the source cannot be substantiated officially. Relying on gossip can lead to conflicting reports and inaccuracies, but officially, Emory University Hospital is not allowed to provide a health update unless the family gives permission. Even family statements may not be completely accurate, or provide a full portrayal of the facts.
As an example of the stark contrast in gossip-based reporting, we’ll consider several recent headlines. Fox News reported Wednesday that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s life support might be removed.
“It’s now a matter of when the family wants to let go and accept that she’s pretty much not going to make it,” an unnamed source told FOX411.
“They’ve left it up to the family as to how long they want to keep her alive.”
People magazine claimed an unnamed doctor told Bobby Brown’s family that nothing could be done and said, “Everyone is coming to the hospital to say goodbye.” The Daily Mail even went so far as to claim Bobbi Kristina has already been taken off life support.
Bobby Brown is denying all of these reports, which claim Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death is near, instead saying that his daughter is “not brain dead.”
“If we issued a statement every time the media published a false report regarding this matter, that’s all we would be doing 24 hours a day. This is false, just as is the vast majority of the other reporting that is currently taking place,” Bobby Brown said, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
An unnamed family source also told ABC that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s life support was not taken off on Thursday. Other family sources also say it’s wrong to say the Houston/Brown family has been gathering to say their goodbyes, since the family has been at Bobbi Kristina’s side since the beginning of this tragic incident.
Whatever the truth may be, let us just pray that Bobbi Kristina revives.