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Angela Basset Calls Bobbi Kristina’s Condition “tragic” and “heart-wrenching”

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Whitney Houston’s co-star in the 1995 romantic drama, “Waiting to Exhale,” has spoken her mind about the current predicament of her late friend’s daughter, Bobby Kristina Brown, as well as shared her thoughts on her directorial debut film about Houston.

Brown, a product of the marriage between Houston and Bobby Brown, is currently in a medically-induced coma at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital. The 21-year-old was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Roswell, GA home at the end of January.

In an interview with ABC News last Friday, Bassett expressed concern about the situation of Houston’s daughter, describing it as “tragic.” The American Horror Story star said she tried to keep up with latest developments on Brown’s condition.

“I pray for it to work out the way God will have it to,” said Bassett.

The actress expressed hope that the family of Brown will “find a measure of peace with what is really a heart-wrenching situation.”

It has been speculated in some sections that Bassett’s film titled “Whitney,” which focuses on the surge of the late music star to fame as well as her tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown, could have contributed to the worrisome condition of the late singer’s daughter. This is based on the argument that the young Brown was reportedly found face down in a bathtub two weeks after the biopic was released.

The View’s host Rose Perez appears to be one of those with this sort of thought. She was quoted as saying that the unauthorized biopic on her mother must have contributed to Brown’s condition. Perez, who made the comments on an ABC’s daytime talk show, quickly tried to retract her comments.

On her part, however, Bassett is happy about how her directorial debut film on Houston worked out.

“For me as an artist, as a woman, I had to step out of my comfort zone,” the actress told ABC News. “It was a story I was intent on telling correctly because of what Whitney meant to the world, what she meant to me and because we are all Whitney. We all make our choices and we all have our dreams and our aspirations.”

Bassett also talked about an initiative she so much liked called “Let’s Talk Now” by Genworth. The program focuses on the importance of discussing long-term care and planning with loved ones. The actress thinks this is important, based on her experience with her late mother, and her mother-in-law, who was diagnosed with ALS and currently lives with her family. She noted this initiative is relevant because nursing homes and assisted living can cost up to $100,000 or more per year.

3 Comments

  1. VNR

    February 23, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Lets keep the entire Brown-Houston family lifted in prayer.

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