*A new book is claiming that Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, was “addicted to drugs” and “suicidal” by the time she was 14.
Ian Halperin’s unauthorized biography “Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame,” due Tuesday, paints the daughter of late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown as a wild child who grew up without the guidance of her mother because the singer was too consumed by her own drug problems.
Houston died in 2012 at age 48, while Brown, 22, was found face-down and unresponsive in the bathtub of her Georgia home in January. Her grandmother, Cissy Houston, has said that Brown has “global irreversible brain damage” and is “not progressing at all.”
Halperin’s book claims Bobbi Kristina was running with a troubled crowd, including boyfriend Nick Gordon, just before she fell ill.
“The crowd she hung out with was out of control,” a friend of Brown’s told Halperin, in an excerpt published by the New York Daily News. “The past couple of years she hung with a bunch of crazies, they were wild and reckless.”
Brown was rushed to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia on Jan. 31. She was later moved to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and reportedly transferred to a medical rehabilitation facility at the end of March.
Halperin, whose previous works include “Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson” and “Who Killed Kurt Cobain?” says he spent months working on “Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame.”
The book will be released on June 9 by Gallery Books.