Kevin Costner on Bobbi Kristina: "I Hope That God Opens Her Eyes and Lets Her Breathe"
Whitney Houston's close friend and 'Bodyguard' co-star is hoping for a miracle.
Actor Kevin Costner was a close friend of Whitney Houston's since before the two shared the spotlight in the popular film The Bodyguard. So much so, he delivered an impassioned eulogy at the late singer's funeral. And now, watching Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown hospitalized in a coma after being found unconscious in a bathtub — just as her mother was nearly three years earlier — Costner says he's hoping for a miracle.
"I hope that God opens her eyes and lets her breathe and lets her brain work, and she gets a second chance," he told Nightline co-anchor Juju Chang in an interview last Friday.
"My thoughts are probably similar to everyone, which is, obviously, the similarities, what's going on, the worry that this might have happened again," he said. "Where is this little girl going to go when you lose your mother?"
Wednesday is the third anniversary of Houston's death.
"The facts are the facts right now, that she's sitting here, fighting for her life, surrounded by the people who love her the most," Costner said. "We understand the pressure they're under and I think nobody wants more than her family — and if she could speak for herself — to have a second chance at this most precious life that we are all given."
On Tuesday, the family of Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, released a statement thanking those who participated in a candlelight vigil for Bobbi Kristina the night before and condemning the "false reporting of TMZ, The National Enquirer, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Daily Mail (U.K.)," calling them out for writing articles based on unnamed "sources."
"We continue to request privacy in this matter. We thank everyone that supported the vigil for Bobbi Kristina. God is hearing our prayers," said Bobby Brown.
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