Bobby Brown Opens Up About His Children’s Death On Red Table Talk

Bobby Brown talks about a father’s grief of losing his wife and children

Bobby Brown mourns his children and wife’s death on an episode of Red Table Talk

Bobby Brown recently appeared on an episode of Red Table talk on Wednesday, a talk show hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith. In the episode titled, “An Urgent Warning from Bobby Brown”, the 52-year-old American singer and rapper opened up about the grief he felt when he lost his two children, Bobby Brown Jr. and Bobbi Kristina and ex-wife Whitney Houston to drug abuse.

“It’s my duty to remind people that it can kill you,” said the star in a teary voice.

Bobby Brown’s son, Brown Jr., 27, passed away on November 18, from an accidental overdose of a cocktail of various kinds of drugs, at his home in Los Angeles. Previously, the star had also lost his daughter, media personality, Bobbi Kristina, to similar reasons. She died on July 26, 2015, six months after she was found unresponsive in her Georgia house.

The star’s own struggles with addiction

Bobby Brown also opened up about his own struggles with drug addiction and substance abuse in his episode of Red Table Talk. He feels like his own drug related issues had something to do with his son experimenting with the same.

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“I got to a point where I needed it. I wasn’t getting drunk anymore. I wasn’t getting a little tipsy anymore. I needed it to wake up. I needed it to stop the shakes and to function on a day-to-day basis,” Brown said. “I caught myself in time. I look at it as I can’t get no worse than I was because I know my bottom,” said the singer and rapper.

The truth about his son, daughter and wife

Bobby Brown also revealed that he has been sober from drugs for 18 years and clean from alcohol for one year on Red Table Talk.

“Losing [my son] was very, very unexpected, just like losing my daughter,” said the Grammy Award winner. “We were just in the studio two nights before. It was something that hit me really, really hard. He was a musician, played piano, played drums, he was a great writer. He was a teacher and learner. He learned from everybody that he was around and he taught just as much as he learned,” he added.

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The father of two also admitted about his son, “He was someone that I just admired him as a young man and how he grew up. He just wanted to be a part of something that was going to be special. His smile, when he smiled, he just brightened up a room.”

Bobby Brown also admitted on red Table Talk that his daughter was also involved in an abusive relationship with Nick Gordon, 30, who was an addict himself and later died of a heroin overdose.

“She, unfortunately, was stuck in an abuse relationship with a man that, with a boy, I should say, that basically controlled her to the point that her life was taken,” he said.

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The star also blames Nick for the deaths of his wife and daughter. “[Nick] was the only one there with both situations, my ex-wife and my daughter [and] they both died the same way,” he said.

Bobby Brown’s journey towards acceptance and healing

According to People magazine, Bobby Brown has also started a non-profit organization, located in Encino, California, striving towards helping survivors of domestic violence and abuse in the honour of his late daughter.

“Staring Bobbi Kristina’s Serenity House for us was essential to the [healing] process because domestic violence is like a ‘Hush, hush’ thing,” Bobby Brown revealed in Red Table Talk. “People need to start speaking up if they see someone in a situation like that. Help them, all it takes is one phone call … And we try to help as much as possible,” he added.

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Bobby Brown is also hopeful towards his future which is marked by sobriety. Like he said on Red Table Talk, “If I don’t break this cycle, who is?” proves that he is ready to take on whatever is to come despite his past struggles.

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