Bobby Brown makes first public appearance since Bobbi Kristina hospitalization

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Bobby Brown Gets Emotional at 1st Performance Since Bobbi Kristina Brown's Hospitalization

Bobby Brown made his first public appearance this weekend since the hospitalization of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who remains in a medically-induced coma.

Brown was appearing as part of the Soul Food Festival near Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday evening, and he was emotional when he spoke about the difficult few months he and his family have experienced.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown wearing Bobbi Brown Eyewear and Nick Gordon wearing Polaroid PLUS sunglasses with the Solstice Sunglasses and Safilo USA display at the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown wearing Carrera by Jimmy Choo sunglasses with the Solstice Sunglasses and Safilo USA display at the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Bobbi Kristina Brown attends 'The Houstons: On Our Own' series premiere party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown remains hospitalized after being discovered face down in a bathtub. Get the latest.
According to sources connected with the family, Whitney Houston 's daughter Bobbi Kristina has "significantly diminished" brain function and doctors have told her family it does not look good. As TMZ previously reported, the 21-year-old was found face down in her bathtub Saturday and not breathing. She was revived and taken to the hospital where she was placed in a medically-induced coma. Bobbi Kristina's dad, Bobby Brown , is at her bedside.
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown attends 'The Houstons: On Our Own' series premiere party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
Oct. 22, 2012 - New York, New York, U.S. - BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN attends the premiere party for the new reality show 'The Houstons: On Our Own' premiere party held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Aug. 16, 2012 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Bobbi Kristina Brown attending the Los Angeles premiere of ''Sparkle'' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on August 16, 2012. 2012(Credit Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Oct. 22, 2012 - New York, New York, U.S. - BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN attends the premiere party for the new reality show 'The Houstons: On Our Own' premiere party held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Singer Whitney Houston, right, sings with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown during a performance for 'Good Morning America' in Central Park on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - 9/1/09 One of the most honored female artists of all time, Whitney Houston is making her first television appearance in over seven years on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2 (7-9 a.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Her free performance was taped in New York City's Central Park, 9/1/09. GM09 (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) WHITNEY HOUSTON joined onstage by daughter BOBBI KRISTINA
Singer Whitney Houston, right, sings with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown during a performance for 'Good Morning America' in Central Park on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actress Lauren Bacall, left, greets Bobbi-Christina daughter of Bobby Brown, right, and Whitney Houston during the 4th Annual International Achievement In Arts Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998. The award show was to benefit the Whitney Houston For Children, Inc. and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. (AP Photo/Michael Caulfield)
Whitney Houston, right, thanks the crowd after being honored with a lifetime achievement award at the first BET awards Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at a hotel in Las Vegas. The BET Awards are given to black entertainers and athletes in music, film and sports categories. The 15 awards were voted by record label executives, media and fans. Her mother, Cissy Houston, left, and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, center, presented her award. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
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. Officers Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, 2012, responded to a call about a black Chevrolet Camaro that slid off the road and landed in a ditch in Alpharetta. They found 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown standing beside her damaged car near her home. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
US singer Whitney Houston and her huband bobby Brown attend welcoming ceremony hosted by the polygamous Black Hebrew sect 30 May 2003 in the southern Israeli town of Dimona. Houston is in Israel for a week to make a recording with the sect. AFP PHOTO MEIR AZULAI ISRAEL OUT (Photo credit should read MEIR AZULAI/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Whitney Houston attends in a welcoming ceremony as a guest of honor for the polygamous Black Hebrew sect 30 May 2003 in the southern Israeli town of Dimona. Houston is in Israel for a week to make a recording with the sect. AFP PHOTO/Tal COHEN ISRAEL OUT (Photo credit should read TAL COHEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown at event, New York, 1998. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 17: A view outside New Hope Baptist Church, one day before Whitney Houston funeral service on February 17, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. PHOTOGRAPH BY Laurentiu Garofeanu / Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attends the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Pat Houston (L) and Bobbi Kristina Houston-Brown accept the Millennium Award on behalf of Whitney Houston onstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Pat Houston (L) and Bobbi Kristina Houston-Brown accept the Millennium Award on behalf of Whitney Houston onstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC)
SAM REMO, ITALY - FEBRUARY 8: Whitney Houston attends The San Remo Pop Festival, on February 8, 1987 in San Remo, Italy. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Daily News front page February 12, 2012, Headline: WHITNEY DEAD Found in L.A. hotel room. Whitney Houston (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Daily News front page February 19, 2012, Headline: WHITNEY GOES HOME 'Singing With Angels' Whitney Houston funeral (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Singer Whitney Houston. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actress Dawn Lewis, singer Whitney Houston and Reverend Jesse Jackson attend the ''Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration' Television Special on November 13, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown attends 'The Houstons: On Our Own' series premiere party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
American singer Whitney Houston, June 1988 (Photo by RDA/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Married singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem during the pregame show at Super Bowl XXV while tens of thousands of football fans wave tiny American flags in an incredible outburst of patriotism during the Persian Gulf War on 01/27/1991. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 14: Mourners leave messages outside New Hope Baptist Church on February 14, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. Whitney Houston's body is being held at Whigham Funeral Home before the funeral on Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church. PHOTOGRAPH BY Laurentiu Garofeanu/ Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown wearing Carrera by Jimmy Choo sunglasses with the Solstice Sunglasses and Safilo USA display at the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: TV Personality Bobbi Kristina Brown attends 'The Houstons: On Our Own' Series Premiere Party at Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Singer Cissy Houston and TV Personality Bobbi Kristina Brown attend 'The Houstons: On Our Own' Series Premiere Party at Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Bobbi Kristina Brown, right, and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala exhibition, New York, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
Whitney Houston at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala exhibition, New York, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
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Married singers Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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Singer Whitney Houston (R) and her husband singer Bobby Brown (L) arrive at the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 13 September at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. AFP PHOTO Lucy NICHOLSON/mn (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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"I must tell y'all ... this feels really, really, really good," Brown told the crowd.

The 46-year-old singer -- who, up until this point, had been by his daughter's side since she was hospitalized in late January -- expressed his gratitude to the festivalgoers, who were enthusiastic with their support.

"I want to think all y'all for coming out tonight and supporting me and my family," he continued, before getting noticeably emotional.

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"Rough times are rough times. Hard times are hard times. I don't know what the hell I'm going through right now but I'm giving it to God and lettin' him deal with it," he said.

Even though Brown was candid about his current struggles, the show must go on.

"There's only one thing I ask of y'all tonight, just enjoy yourselves tonight," Brown said.

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This won't be the only public appearance Brown has booked. He is reportedly slated to perform several tour dates in Australia in May.

Bobbi Kristina, who was resuscitated after being found unconscious face-down in a bathtub on Jan. 31, has been on a ventilator since shortly after arriving at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga.

She was later transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, before being moved to a rehabilitation center. She turned 22 on March 4.

Watch the video below for more on Bobbi Kristina's deep bond with her late mother Whitney Houston.

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