A day after Chris Brown was arrested for assault, the R&B singer announced he was heading to rehab. Brown, whose felony assault charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor, was arrested along with another person in D.C. after an apparent altercation on Sunday night.
Heres the statement a Brown spokesperson, given to E! News:
"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."
The statement doesn't specify what kind of rehab Brown will seek, though TMZ reported that he was seeking help for anger management issues, which would make sense. Despite few indications of a substance abuse problem, an anonymous source told E! that the singer was "self-medicating with weed and alcohol." Brown was arrested late on Sunday night after allegedly punching a man who approached him for a photo. ""I'm not into this gay s**t, I'm into boxing," Brown allegedly said to the man, hitting him. Buzzfeed reported that Brown was arrested with his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy. On Monday, a judge dropped down Brown's felony assault charge to a simple assault charge, a misdemeanor. He was released without bail.
Of course, this is neither the first time Brown has been in trouble for allegedly using a gay slur, or for using violence towards another human being. He's still on probation for a felony domestic violence conviction. That's for a 2009 assault against his now ex-girlfriend Rihanna. This also isn't the first time Brown has faced violating his probation. Earlier this summer, he got in trouble for refusing to hand over identification and then leaving the scene after a car accident.
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