Chris Brown has made the decision to enter rehab. The singer, who was arrested in Washington, D.C. on October 27 for reportedly punching a man in the face and using a gay slur, was released from jail the day after. His original charge of assault was reduced to a misdemeanor.
Now, in light of all these recent events, a rep for Chris tells E! Online that the singer “has elected to enter a rehab facility.” The statement only said, “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.” While the statement gave no other details, a source for TMZ claims that Brown is seeking treatment for anger management issues.
Immediately after Chris was released from prison, his attorney, Danny Onorato, told E! that the singer was not guilty of punching a man early in the morning outside a D.C. hotel on Sunday. Chris is due back in court on November 25 for the misdemeanor simple assault charges.
Back in 2009, Chris gained widespread media attention for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna, leaving the singer visibly battered. He was given community service and five years probation, which means that the star was still under probation at the time of the alleged crime in D.C. He and Rihanna eventually got back together, but they split again earlier this year.