bobby brown & bobbi kristina

Wow. Unfortunately, the situation with Bobbi Kristina is starting to look even darker.

Her father, Bobby Brown – who is at her side at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga – spoke out for the first time on Sunday.

“Privacy is requested in this matter,” Brown said in a statement to E! News. “Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time.”

Local TV (CBS 46 Atlanta) is reporting that the 21-year-old was being treated in the intensive care unit and was placed in a medically induced coma.

Her father, her husband, Nick Gordon and others, have been advised to prepare for the worst, a source told Entertainment Tonight, and that the longer she remains in the coma, the more likely it will be that she will not regain consciousness.

As we reported, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was rushed to the hospital Saturday after being found face down in a filled bathtub at her home. The Roswell Police Department responded to the 911 call after Nick Gordon and a friend found Bobbi Kristina face down in the tub at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Let’s all send up a prayer for Bobbi Kristina.