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Source: Whitney Houston’s Ailing Daughter Has Tracheostomy

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, unresponsive in a bathtub by her husband and a friend and taken to an Atlanta-area hospital. The incident remains under investigation.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, unresponsive in a bathtub by her husband and a friend and taken to an Atlanta-area hospital. The incident remains under investigation. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
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Bobbi Kristina Brown has had surgery to replace her breathing tube with a tracheostomy tube. The surgery comes nearly three weeks after Whitney Houston’s daughter was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub of her Roswell, Georgia home.

A person close to the family, who is not authorized to speak on Brown’s condition, told The Associated Press the 21-year-old’s breathing tube was replaced with a tracheostomy tube. A tracheostomy, which involves cutting into a patient’s neck, is often performed on patients who need to be on a ventilator for an extended period.

Brown’s family has said she’s “fighting for her life” at Emory University Hospital. A police investigation is ongoing and few details on her condition have been released.

Bobbi Kristina is the only daughter of singers Bobby Brown and Houston.