The Real Reason Bobby Brown Cancelled His Concert: Was It Rehab Or Surgery?

After R&B singer Bobby Brown announced on Saturday that he had to cancel a concert, various sources speculated on the reason why. Some believed the grieving father needed time to process the autopsy results from the death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina with the late Whitney Houston, which were made public against his will. Other outlets reported the recording artist was allegedly in rehab.

According to ABC News, the actual reason Brown, 47, cancelled his concert was due to the singer recovering from surgery. Brown had been scheduled to perform Friday, March 4 at the Charleston Jam Fest in South Carolina alongside Keith Sweat, Jagged Edge, and 112, Wonderwall reports.

He tweeted that the recovery time from his surgery had to be unexpectedly extended.

I recently had surgery and the recovery time has taken longer than expected.

— Bobby Brown (@KingBobbyBrown) March 6, 2016

Brown didn’t give any details about what kind of surgery he had except to say his gastroenterologist wanted him to take another week to recover.

My Gastroenterologist has made the decision to keep me resting for another week.

— Bobby Brown (@KingBobbyBrown) March 6, 2016

While Brown had to cancel his South Carolina appearance, he seemed to be optimistic about his ability to perform in New Jersey on March 26 and Tampa on April 2.

The same day Brown cancelled his concert, the autopsy report for his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was released. That day also would have been Bobbi Kristina’s 23rd birthday.

In a statement to ABC News, Bobby Brown expressed his anger that the autopsy results were made public. Media outlets argued that the records should be made public knowledge.

“First and foremost, 23 years ago today, Bobbi Kristina was born. Krissy will always live in my heart and soul. I love my baby girl. For news affiliates to seek and obtain my daughter’s autopsy report, before anyone has been brought to justice for her death is mind blowing to me. Please pray for my family.”

People reports that Brown said it was “mind-blowing” that news outlets were strongly in support of making the autopsy results public.

Much like her mother Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31, 2015. After six months on life support, she died on July 26, 2015.

According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office, Bobbi Kristina’s death was a result of drowning and drug intoxication. She died of lobar pneumonia from her face being immersed in water and had brain damage from lack of oxygen. She had in her system marijuana, alcohol, benzoylecgonine (a cocaine-related substance), benzodiazepines (medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety), and morphine.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death is ongoing.

Brown’s cancellation seems to be coincidental with the release of the autopsy results. While there has been speculation and gossip that Brown has been struggling with substance abuse, there is no hard evidence at this time that he’s had to go for treatment. Brown’s rep did not “explicitly” deny that he’s in rehab, Music Times reports; however, that doesn’t mean he’s in rehab.

Do you think Bobby Brown will end up cancelling his concerts in New Jersey and Tampa, or will he be able to hit the stage?

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