Bobby Brown Kicked off LAX Flight to Boston after Crew 'Observed Indications of Intoxication'
Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown was kicked off a Boston-Bound flight at the Los Angeles International Airport on Monday after crew members reportedly “observed indications of intoxication.”
According to TMZ, management of the JetBlue airplane removed Brown, 50, from the flight and asked other passengers to alight while cops attended to the incident.
Sources onboard reportedly told the outlet that the “Don’t Be Cruel” singer was involved in an altercation while sitting in first class. The situation then led to JetBlue ordering everyone off the plane and inviting police officers to speak with Brown.
The “My Prerogative” hitmaker was reportedly heard yelling at the cops that he had to get to his brother’s funeral. Per TMZ, Brown’s brother died in 2016, but a family source clarified that it was one of his cousins who recently passed.
Other passengers were reportedly let back onto the flight, except Brown. In a statement explaining their side of the story, JetBlue claimed:
“[Bobby Brown was] removed from the aircraft prior to departure after crewmembers observed indications of intoxication.”
Meanwhile, insiders and witnesses told TMZ that the airline overreacted in their treatment of Brown. Passengers sitting close to the singer claimed he was not troublesome and didn’t make a fuss with the crew.
Brown reportedly confessed to drinking before boarding the plane but didn’t prove difficult when he was told he could not have a drink.
BOBBY BROWN'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE HISTORY
“The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly,” JetBlue further claimed. “In this instance, the customer was offered a seat on a later flight. The customer declined and was issued a refund.”
Brown has been open about his previous struggle with substance abuse. In 2016, he admitted doing drugs with his late ex-wife Houston, especially during the last few years of their marriage.
A CANDID CONFESSION
Per ET, Brown revealed in an interview:
"It was terrible. Both of us, you know, trying to be clean, or one of us trying to be clean and the other one don't wanna be clean. It's a big struggle."
SUBSTANCE ABUSE EFFECTS
Brown admitted at the time that he had been drug-free for over a decade, but that wasn't until the habit had brought him way too much loss and pain.
In 2012, Houston was pronounced dead after being found submerged in a bathtub in her hotel suite; cocaine use was found as a contributor to her death.
LOSING A CHILD
Three years later, Brown and Houston’s only child Bobbi Kristina, was found in eerily similar circumstances as her mother. After being in a coma for six months, she passed away at age 22 on July 26, 2015. Cannabis and alcohol were found in Bobbi Kristina’s system per an autopsy report.
THE STRUGGLE WITH ALCOHOL
A few months after Houston’s death, Brown checked into rehab to tackle his alcohol addiction, but four years later, admitted that it’s not been easy.
"Alcohol has been a problem," he candidly said. "I go back often to reboot, but [expletive], that's life. Everybody drinks. Sometimes I drink."
Meanwhile, Brown is yet to address his Monday morning altercation with the Boston-bound JetBlue flight.
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