Janet Jackson suffered a "very difficult" loss when her brother Michael died in 2009, so when Anderson Cooper asked the signer if she had some advice for Whitney Houston's 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Jackson offered some wisdom.
"It was very, very difficult for me," Jackson told Anderson Cooper about grieving her brother Michael. "I didn't want to accept it. It's very difficult and you have to come to terms at some point."
She added, "You have to actually give it up to God and it sounds so mean, but you have to move on. You can't hold onto that because it can be very devastating and sometimes therapy is the best thing." The interview set to air on Cooper's daytime talk show on February 20.
Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, February 11. The singer was found "underwater" and "apparently unconscious" inside a bathtub in a room on the fourth floor.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalized on February 12, "to be treated for stress and anxiety," a source close to the family told OnTheRedCarpet.com.
Brown, who is the only daughter of the late singer and Bobby Brown, is an aspiring singer and actress and was with Houston during what was to be her final performance on Thursday, February 9.
Cooper talked about common advice people give about grieving a loved one and talked about the phrase "finding closure" which he said he didn't believe in.
"I don't think there is either but you have to go on with life, "Jackson responded."You figure out a way to move on with life but it's always right here. Not one day has gone by when I don't think about my mother and my other brothers and sisters have said the same thing."
Jackson also talked about how she found out about the singer's death. "I couldn't believe it. Immediately, I started shaking. I was trying to text everyone that I knew, to let them know. I was speechless."
"I was home. I just so happened to be watching TV and I saw this news flash and I still can't believe it, when I hear them playing tribute to her on the radio," she added. "It's still such a shock to me. I don't want to believe it."
Jackson spoke candidly about Houston saying, "She was such a sweet, sweet soul."She added, "We would always take the time out to find one another. Either she'd come to my dressing room to say 'Hey' and I'd be in Makeup or I'd find her in her dressing room and say 'Hey.' We always spent time to talk with one another."