Bobby Brown turned to booze after sudden death of Whitney Houston

Bobby Brown has revealed he suffered two heart attacks after pushing himself to the brink following the deaths of ex-wife Whitney Houston and two of his seven children. 

R&B legend Houston was 48 and enjoying a career renaissance when her body was discovered in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel – hours before her scheduled appearance at the 2012 Awards. 

The tragedy, an accidental drowning exacerbated by cocaine abuse and heart disease, would later be echoed by daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was placed in an induced coma after being found facedown in a bathtub at her Georgia home in 2015. 

Brown makes the revelation in the documentary that he still talks to his late ex-wife and daughter from beyond the grave

Opening up: Bobby Brown has revealed he suffered two heart attacks and contemplated suicide following the deaths of ex-wife Whitney Houston and two of his seven children.

It was dad Bobby who made the devastating decision to turn off the 22-year old’s life-support after being told her brain function had ‘significantly diminished.’

And he admits the double tragedy resulted in him drinking so heavily that he almost killed himself – and suffered two consecutive heart attacks in the process. 

Appearing in new A&E series Biography: Bobby Brown, he said: ‘Losing my daughter hurt me to my core. 

‘Children are not supposed to go before their parents and I lost my baby girl.I started drinking a lot.

Tragedy: R&B legend Houston was 48 and enjoying a career renaissance when her body was discovered in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (pictured: Houston and Brown in 1993)

Tragedy: R&B legend Houston was 48 and enjoying a career renaissance when her body was discovered in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (pictured: Houston and Brown in 1993)

‘My drinking had gotten to a point where my bodily functions were starting to quit on my body.I had two heart attacks. I had two stents in my heart.’

The singer, who has battled substance and alcohol abuse issues vans sneakers for women [check these guys out] years, eventually worked his way back to recovery.

But he would suffer further heartbreak and subsequent relapse in 2020 when son ‘little Bobby’ died following an accidental drug overdose. 

The 28-year old – the younger of two children with former girlfriend Kim Ward – collapsed in his apartment after taking powerful opioid Fentanyl, with paramedics later declaring him dead at the scene. 

Double heartbreak: The tragedy would later be echoed by daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was placed in an induced coma after being found facedown in a bathtub at her Georgia home

Double heartbreak: The tragedy would later be echoed by daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was placed in an induced coma after being found facedown in a bathtub at her Georgia home

Happier times: Bobby with Whitney and Bobbi Kristina on the red carpet in 2004

Happier times: Bobby with Whitney and Bobbi Kristina on the red carpet in 2004 

‘I chose to check in and get help for it again,’ he said.’I went to detox and got myself together. I am not normal. I’m an alcoholic. It is an everyday fight for sobriety. I am in prayer and therapy.

‘That makes it easier to build my self confidence back and change the narrative of how my life should turn out.’

Bobby now attends regular Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and stays clean and sober with the help of friends, family and a trusted sponsor.   

Devastating: He would suffer further heartbreak and subsequent relapse in 2020 when son 'little Bobby' died following an accidental drug overdose

Devastating: He would suffer further heartbreak and subsequent relapse in 2020 when son ‘little Bobby’ died following an accidental drug overdose

He said: ‘After everything, I can only be proud of myself on a daily basis, because I struggle and work hard to make my kids see me in a better light than I see myself.

‘Family has always been a major part of my life.That is the only way I get by. Family are my biggest support system. I feel all loved. It keeps me afloat.

‘I am a survivor and my angels are looking over me, carried me a long way and I’m thankful.’ 

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