Cissy Houston on Bobbi Kristina: 'She has irreversible brain damage'

theGRIO REPORT - Cissy Houston refuted Bobby Brown's claims that her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "awake" on Monday night...

Cissy Houston refuted Bobby Brown’s claims that her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was “awake” on Monday night, saying that she was no longer in a coma but was still unresponsive.

“I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive,” Cissy Houston said, reports the New York Daily News.

Bobby Brown’s wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown said that Bobby was in “an emotional state” when he announced that Bobbi Kristina was “awake.”

“He is encouraged by the steps that Bobbi Kristina has made since her hospitalization on January 31, 2015. She has made it out of ICU, opened her eyes, and started a rehabilitation that will be long and hard,” Etheredge-Brown said Monday.

“We will hold on to all the blessings God gives us to help her at this time, and we look forward to her having a relationship with her unborn sister as our family grows in love and faith,” she said, referencing her own pregnancy.

“I just wish my husband could deal with this most painful and difficult time with people surrounding him who fully support and pray for Bobbi Kristina’s recovery and only her recovery. Life is the most precious thing that we all have,” she said.