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Bobbi Kristina offered coping advice by Janet Jackson [Video]

February 14, 2012 |  5:13 pm

Bobbi Kristina Brown, right, with mom Whitney Houston

As Bobbi Kristina Brown survives the significant loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, she can count the support of millions of fans worldwide -- and a few showbiz types like Janet Jackson.

No stranger to tragedy herself, Jackson stopped by Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show Tuesday and offered thoughts for the grief-stricken Bobbi Kristina, whose recent ordeal saw her hospitalized, reportedly for stress.

"I didn't want to accept it. It's very difficult. You have to come to terms at some point; you have to give it up to God," Jackson said of losing her brother Michael.

"It sounds so mean but you have to move on. You can't hold on to that because it can be very devastating. And sometimes therapy can be the best thing."

Cooper, who lost a brother to suicide, weighed in on coping with loss over a lifetime. 

"TV people always use that word 'closure' when they're talking about loss. I don't think there is such a thing as closure. I think that's a made-up TV word," he said.

Jackson agreed, adding, "You figure out a way to move on with life but ... there's never a day, not one day has gone by where I don't think about my brother."  



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Photo: Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown at last year's Clive Davis pre-Grammys party in Beverly Hills. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times