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OTRC: Bobby Brown says daughter Bobbi Kristina is 'doing much better'

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston arrive at Vanity Fair's Oscar party at Morton's in Hollywood on Sunday, March 25, 2001. (Laura Rauch)

Bobby Brown said on February 14, that his daughter is "doing much better" since being hospitalized on February 12 and coping with the death of her mother, Whitney Houston.

"My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better. We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother's death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye," Brown said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I ask again that our privacy be respected."

When asked about the reports that his is being denied access to see his daughter and is not welcomed in the funeral, Brown's spokesperson said, "Any report or statement that does not originate from my office about Bobby Brown or his representatives, is not authorized by Bobby Brown. We cannot focus on gossip at this difficult time."

Houston and Brown wed in 1992 and the couple got divorced in 2007. Houston had sole custody of the couple's only daughter, 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalized on February 12, "to be treated for stress and anxiety," a source close to the family told OnTheRedCarpet.com.

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.

Bobby Brown reportedly became visibly upset during his concert in Mississippi when he heard the news of Houston's death on February 11.

Brown took the stage with his former group New Edition in Southaven, shortly after receiving the news.

"First of all, I want to tell you that I love you all," Brown told the sold-out crowd. "Second, I would like to say, I love you Whitney. The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage."

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