Chris Brown checks himself out of rehabilitation programme
Singer will combine community service with period of introspection ahead of late November court hearings
After spending two weeks at a residential rehabiltation facility, Chris Brown has checked himself out. The singer will continue his programme as an outpatient, his attorney said, while also undertaking community service in accordance with a court order.
Brown revealed neither the name of the rehabilitation facility he entered on 29 October nor details of the treatment he would be receiving. In a statement, his publicist said: “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behaviour, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point”.
Initial reports claimed Brown might spend up to three months at the facility.
Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, emphasised that it was solely his client’s decision to seek help. “[Chris] said, ‘I want to take some time and do a little introspection and understand everything that’s going on around me’,” Geragos told the New York Daily News. “He should be applauded.”
The move to enter rehab came just days after Brown, 24, was charged in connection with another alleged assault. He has pleaded not guilty to attacking a man outside a hotel in Washington DC. The charges were recently reduced from felony assault to misdemeanor.
Brown is on probation for the 2009 assault of Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time. He has since been linked to a series of altercations, including a punch-up with Frank Ocean, a brawl with Drake, and the alleged theft of a fan’s iPhone. None of these incidents resulted in a conviction.
In August, Brown suffered a seizure during a Los Angeles recording session; a spokesperson said his doctor attributed the incident to “intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress” brought on “[by] the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the non-stop negativity”.
Brown will next appear in court for a probation hearing on 20 November. Five days later, he will appear before a judge in connection with the assault case.
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Chris made the decision to enter rehab after allegedly punching Isaac Adams Parker in the face on Oct. 27. Chris was arrested and charged with a felony, a charge later dropped to a misdemeanor. After that, he decided that he wanted to get help for his anger issues.
His rep released this official statement at the time of his decision: “Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility. His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”
Additionally, we also know exclusively that Chris had a lot of “built-up” problems inside of him.
The singer’s sixth studio album, X, is expected early next year. His previous LP, 2012’s Fortune, debuted at number one.
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