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Rodney Jerkins, Isaiah Washington Weigh In on Bobbi Kristina


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Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, is “fighting for her life,” following her hospitalization this past weekend, according to the Houston family. Now one of Whitney’s producers, and an actor hosting an upcoming tribute to Whitney, are weighing in on Bobbi Kristina’s situation.

Producer Rodney Jerkins, who worked with the Kristina’s mother, told ABC News Radio that he’s praying for Bobbi Kristina, who was found last Saturday unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Roswell, Georgia,  by her husband, Nick Gordon.  She was revived by emergency personnel and taken to a local hospital.

“I used to see her when I worked with her mother…but I never had a chance to really talk to her one on one,” he recalls. “I think I might of spoke to her one time after he mother passed and just told her to keep her head up, you know. She tweeted me or something and I hit her back or something, but you just pray for people like that. You have to have a heart for what she went through as a young girl in her life; and you can only, right now at this point, hope and pray that everything works itself out and she gets healthy and that’s what we hope for man.”

Jerkins adds that he was surprised when he learned the news. “It was kind of shocking, we still don’t know even what the cause of anything is so I can’t make any assumptions of what it is, but again you want people to do well man,” Jerkins tells ABC News Radio. “You don’t ever want to see things like this happen, especially when they’re like 20 years old, you know, so much life to live. One day she’ll probably have a daughter or son or something, there’s just so much more left to life,  so you can only pray for people.”

Meanwhile, Isaiah Washington, who is co-hosting a private pre-Grammy event dedicated to Houston, told ABC News Radio that he has Kristina in his prayers.

“I don’t know her, but I wish her well and I pray for her family, I pray for Bobby [Brown], who I hear is at her bed side and I hope she comes through and come out it on the other end stronger,” says the Grey’s Anatomy star.

The actor adds that he can only imagine the grief that Bobbi must have following the passing of her mother. “We can surmise and guess what did it, but in my mind how could she get away from the way her mother died? As a young adult, how do you get away from that huge event and find healing and find solace?” he says. “It takes an extraordinarily strong individual to do that and obviously… she did the best she could.”

But will Bobbi’s condition disrupt the festivities planned in honor of the late Whitney Houston, taking place February 4 at The Attic in Hollywood, California?  “I don’t think so. I don’t look at it that way, you know. Everybody has their own individual issues and own individual struggles,” Washington says. “I think if anything it’s just going to make us feel even more empathetic to how we really have to take care of our own in this industry across the board.”  

Bobbi’s mother Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February 11, 2012. It was ruled that Whitney accidentally drowned, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors in her death.



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