Chris Brown enters rehab for anger management 01 ноября 2013, 10:21
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Singer Chris Brown. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Tempestuous US singer Chris Brown has checked into a California rehab facility two days after being charged over an altercation in Washington, AFP reports citing a spokesman and reports.
The 24-year-old, who is still on probation after infamously assaulting former girlfriend pop star Rihanna in 2009, could spend up to three months in the rehab clinic in Malibu, according to celebrity news website TMZ.
"Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility," said a statement sent to AFP by a publicist. "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."
No decision has been made on the length of his stay, but it could be up to three months, TMZ reported, citing one source as saying: "The rehab facility has been told to take him apart and put him back together."
Brown and his bodyguard initially faced felony assault charges after a scuffle outside a Washington hotel in the early hours of Sunday, but lawyers managed to get it reduced to a misdemeanor Monday, officials said.
Brown was arrested in February 2009 after getting involved in a physical confrontation with Rihanna that left her with a bruised and battered face.
The Virginia native was required, after pleading guilty in court to the assault, to take part in domestic violence counseling and sentenced to five years' probation and community service.
California authorities have filed probation violation charges against Brown twice this year, and he has been given an additional 1,000 hours of community service work on his sentence for beating the Barbadian pop music star.