The American singer of the 1990’s also the ex-husband of the late singer Whitney Houston has spoken out about the possible cause of the death of their children.
After losing his son, Bobby Brown Jr recently, the 52-year-old RnB star said his son died of an accidental overdose of cocaine, fentanyl, and alcohol in November 2020 at the age of 27.
“Losing (my son) was very, very unexpected, just like losing my daughter,” Bobby said while hosted on “Red Table Talk”, a TV show on Facebook, referring to his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died in 2015
He said he was in the studio two nights before his death and the news of his passing away shocked him.
“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 revealed.
He added that “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.”
His only surviving son Brown is 19 years old and has also been in and out of rehabilitation because of alcohol and drugs.
“Going to jail is what got me totally clean off of narcotics,” he said. “That was something that – I’ve never thought I would spend a day in jail, and I went to jail for a Driving under the influence (DUI).”
Brown says he did 60 days in prison and that “it felt like an eternity.”
He decided to get sober from alcohol when he realized he started losing bodily function and needed alcohol just to wake up.
Today, Brown swears by 12-step programs to help people with their recoveries
Bobby Brown Jr and Bobby Brown attend the premiere screening of “The Bobby Brown Story” at Paramount Theatre on Aug. 29, 2018 in Hollywood.
On his son’s apparent drug use, Brown clarified, “He wasn’t a user.”
“He would experiment with different things,” he added. “It wasn’t like he was dependent on drugs like when I was in my situation. I depended. I needed it. He was a young man that tried the wrong stuff, and it took him out of here.”
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid and is among the most common drugs involved in drug overdose deaths in the United States.
On young people who may be experimenting with substances to get as high as they can possibly get, Brown, explained that these actions are a real problem because they don’t know what these drugs are being mixed with these days.