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Will Bobby Brown skip Whitney Houston's funeral?

Bobby Brown may not attend Whitney Houston’s funeral after all.While sources have been speculating as to whether the singer's former husband would even be welcomed by her family, Fox News is now reporting that Brown will skip the event and instead perform a concert with his former boy band, New Edition, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.Mohegan Sun Arena confirmed to TODAY.com that as of
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston in 1994.
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston in 1994.Today

Bobby Brown may not attend Whitney Houston’s funeral after all.

While sources have been speculating as to whether the singer's former husband would even be welcomed by her family, Fox News is now reporting that Brown will skip the event and instead perform a concert with his former boy band, New Edition, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.

Mohegan Sun Arena confirmed to TODAY.com that as of Thursday afternoon, New Edition was still scheduled to perform Saturday night, and E! Online reported that Brown's rep says he will be performing that night with the band.

It's possible that he could still attend the noon funeral and make it to the 8 p.m. concert, which is three hours away from the funeral site in Newark, N.J.

The show is part of the group’s reunion tour. Brown pulled out of concerts earlier in the week to be with daughter Bobbi Kristina.

Earlier in the week, a source close to Brown told ABC News that reports by TMZ that the singer was being "frozen out" by his ex-wife's family were inaccurate.

Brown's rep told ABC, "Any report or statement that does not originate from my office about Bobby Brown or his representatives, is not authorized by Bobby Brown. We are not focused on reports, stories or false reports for that matter."

Brown and Houston wed in 1993 and had daughter Bobbi Kristina in 1993. They divorced in 2006.

Houston's funeral will take place at Newark's New Hope Baptist, the church where Houston sang as a girl.

On Thursday, People.com announced that Kevin Costner will speak at the service. The actor, 57, starred with the singer in her movie debut, 1992's “The Bodyguard.”

Costner played a secret service agent protecting Houston’s character in the movie, and handpicked the singer for the part. He has yet to release a statement surrounding the matter, but according to a Yahoo! report, sent flowers to her daughter.

He joins a growing cast of famous friends, including Houston's godmother Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Clive Davis, who will remember Houston at the private memorial.

The service will be live-streamed online by the Associated Press.

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