Chris Brown Enters Rehab For Anger Management
Chris Brown Enters Anger Rehab
Just two days after he was arrested for allegedly punching a man and breaking his nose, Chris Brown entered rehab on Tuesday evening.
His representative confirmed the news to E! on Tuesday evening in a statement.
‘Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,’ the statement read.
‘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.’
This comes the very day after Chris had his assault charge reduced from a felony to a misdemeanour following his arrest on Sunday in Washington, D.C.
According to TMZ, Brown pleaded not guilty and was released from custody without bail, and he was pictured smiling as he left court on Monday.
Brown was expected to co-headline a concert with girl band Danity Kane at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Tuesday night, but he cancelled the gig ahead of checking into rehab.
Earlier on Tuesday, the star posted a cryptic tweet which read: ‘In order to go where u have never gone u have to be willing to go where u never been!!!! #OHB! CBE!’
While no other official details of Chris’s rehab stay have been revealed, TMZ reports he has checked into a facility ‘in the vicinity of Los Angeles’.
The website states Chris’ attorney Mark Geragos brought him to the treatment centre, along with his mother and girlfriend Karrueche Tran, where he will allegedly undergo treatment for ‘anger management issues’.
Karrueche has not spoken out about her boyfriend’s decision to enter the facility, but she did post a picture of pair kissing on her Instagram account with the caption, ‘Always & Forever’.
According to TMZ, following Chris’s alleged assault on the man over the weekend, he was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the victim.
While it is not yet clear why Brown’s charge was reduced on Monday, it may be because the injuries were minor.
The victim apparently claims Brown broke his nose but according to TMZ, the police have stated that the man was treated for a fractured nasal bone.
The original police report allegedly states that it was Brown’s bodyguard who threw the punch, but the bodyguard’s charge has also been reduced to a misdemeanour.
The R&B singer along with Christopher Hollosy allegedly punched a man outside the upscale W Hotel in Washington at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, law enforcement sources said.
However, there were conflicting witness accounts, and Brown apparently denied punching the alleged victim, claiming the man tried to board his tour bus and his bodyguard ‘handled it’.
Brown, who is due to appear in court again on November 25, was also accused of making a homophobic slur during the altercation that led to his arrest.
The alleged victim, Isaac Adams Parker, 20, of Beltsville, Maryland, told police Brown commented: ‘I’m not down with that gay s**t,’ when he attempted to get into a picture that the singer was taking with a female fan.
Parker claims he replied: ‘What are you doing?’ and Brown answered: ‘I feel like boxing.’
Parker alleges he was punched by Brown and then his bodyguard, and that the singer then went and stood behind the bodyguard and told Parker to ‘walk away’.
TMZ further reports that the Los Angeles County Probation Department are now launching an investigation to determine whether the charges violate the terms of his probation relating
to his 2009 assault on then girlfriend Rihanna.
The website claims the Probation Department was informed of the arrest by Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos, and he allegedly could face up to four years in prison if it is decided that his probation should be revoked.
His probation was briefly revoked in July after he was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles, but it was later reinstated in August.
The star was charged on May 21 with a misdemeanour hit-and-run and driving without a valid licence following the accident in the San Fernando Valley.
Though he refuted claims by the other driver involved, insisting he ‘followed the proper procedures’ and exchanged information with the owner despite there being no damage to his car.
After being arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in February 2009, the Turn Up The Music singer pleaded guilty to a felony and accepted a plea deal.
On August 25 he was sentenced to five years’ probation, one year of domestic violence counselling and six months’ community service, while his five-year restraining order remained.