She was so full of hope, and now there's only gut-wrenching worry for what lies ahead for Bobbi Kristina Brown.
"I'm going to LA soon, going into the studio!" the 21-year-old daughter of the late singing legend Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown gushed to longtime family friend Sammy Tawil on Friday.
"She sounded great," the business executive told The Daily News.
On Sunday, Brown remained at North Fulton Hospital ? reportedly on a ventilator ? where she was rushed Saturday night after being discovered face-down in a bathtub at her suburban Atlanta home. Her father and her husband Nick Gordon were reportedly at her side.View Gallery Bobbi Kristina Brown: the troubled life of Whitney Houston's daughter
TMZ.com reported the aspiring singer and actress has "significantly diminished" brain function because of the mysterious collapse.
"There's people who want to say it's bleak, but there shouldn't be any rush," Tawil said. "The family is concerned, but they're hopeful. She's a fighter. She's a lot like her mom."
A spokeswoman from the Roswell Police Department, Lisa Holland, told The News about a half-dozen detectives scouring Brown's home found "nothing ... that indicated drugs were involved."Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Bobbi Kristina Brown, right, and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'Sparkle' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
Her collapse bore an eery resemblance the death of her 48-year-old mother on Feb. 11, 2012.
But Bobbi Kristina told her father she'd learned from her mother's "mistakes," according to a family source.
"She said, 'I know how my mother died, and I've learned from her mistakes,'" the source told People. "She seemed very adamant."
Tawil told The News he'd never seen Bobbi Kristina as happy as she was last July Fourth weekend, when he snapped her smiling and affectionate with Gordon as they posed on the boardwalk at Asbury Park.Dan Steinberg/AP Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. A family source of Bobby Brown said Bobbi Kristina learned from her mother's 'mistakes.'
"She really loves him, he's one of the few people in her life that she has," he said. "There's very few people in her circle that she really trusts."
Her past has been anything but easy: hospitalized following her mother's death, she reportedly battled drinking problems afterward.
"Miss you mommy ? SO much .. loving you more every sec," she tweeted Jan. 26.
But she seemed to have been looking only forward, Tawil said.
"Let's start this career up&moving OUT to YOU ALLLL quick shall we!?!???!? she tweeted Thursday.
The hospital referred all questions about Bobbi Kristina to police.
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