Oprah Winfrey held back tears as she asked paparazzi about Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition. Winfrey was aware of the tragedy, as everyone else is, but had no idea how dire the situation was until paparazzi asked her for her thoughts.
Oprah, who interviewed Whitney Houston shortly before her death, and then spoke with Bobbi Kristina weeks after, was visibly emotional as she listened to what photographers and videographers had to say about Bobbi Kristina's ongoing prognosis. At the time, she was going down a press line signing autographs for fans and press.
Winfrey asked TMZ, "Oh my God, do we know how she is?"
When Oprah was told about the prognosis, she was speechless. Winfrey took a few seconds to close her eyes and pause, growing emotional. Someone on the line was heard saying, "Don't cry," which snapped her out of taking a moment as she replied, "I'm not gonna."
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When Tyler Perry was mentioned as being one of the first people on the scene, she said, "Yeah I know that. Tyler has been very close to the family. Tyler was really supportive to Whitney when she had her troubles, he even tried to help her. I know he's been instrumental in trying to help Bobbi Kristina."
Eventually, Winfrey admitted that she had nothing to say about the situation.
"There aren't any words right now, but it's a sad time."
Bobbi Kristina and Winfrey sat down for an interview twice. The first time was in 2009 on The Oprah Winfrey Show. After that, Bobbi Kristina was interviewed on her OWN network on her show Oprah's Next Chapter back in 2012.
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As the Inquisitr reported, Tyler Perry was the one who flew Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, to Atlanta so he could be at her bedside. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found facedown in her bathtub on January 31 by her partner, Nick Gordon. Since then, she's been in a medically-induced coma with diminished brain activity. The family has been optimistic, and as of right now, Brown is still denying reports that his daughter is off of life support.
The last we heard from the Brown family came in the form of a brawl which happened at an Atlanta hotel last night. Obviously, emotions are very high over this tragedy.