Bobby Brown on Bobbi Kristina’s Hospitalization: ‘Give My Daughter the Love and Support She Needs’

Singer requests privacy as his only child with Whitney Houston fights for her life

OCTOBER 22: Bobbi Kristina Brown attends 'The Houstons: On Our Own' Series Premiere Party at Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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Singer Bobby Brown spoke out Sunday for the first time about his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown’s hospitalization.

“Privacy is requested in this matter,” Brown said in a statement to E! News. “Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time.”

The 21-year-old was being treated in the intensive care unit at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, and was placed in a medically induced coma, local TV news station CBS 46 Atlanta reported. She is connected to a ventilator and remains unresponsive, according multiple media reports.

Bobbi Kristina’s father, her husband Nick Gordon and other family members have been advised to prepare for the worst, a source told “Entertainment Tonight.” The entertainment newsmagazine also reported that the family has started to discuss how they would handle funeral arrangements.

Bobbi Kristina was rushed to the hospital Saturday after being found face down in a filled bathtub at her home. The Roswell Police Department responded to the 911 call after her husband, Nick Gordon and a friend found Bobbi Kristina unconscious at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Roswell police did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment Sunday.