News: Chris Brown Makes Unexpected Move, Seeks Serious Help After Jail Release

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 9:35AM

Written by Biz Jones

R&B singer Chris Brown is reportedly taking the road less traveled by checking into a rehabilitation center following his release from jail earlier this week.

The 24-year-old crooner's camp revealed his unexpected decision late Tuesday (October 29).

The singer's arrest Sunday on an assault charge put him on a path toward a possible prison sentence, but he will be in a rehabilitation facility as his next court date approaches. "Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility," said a statement Tuesday night from his representative. "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." There has been no indication that Brown, 24, has a substance abuse problem. The behavior that has landed him in legal trouble over the past several years has been anger management. (CNN)

Retired boxing champion Mike Tyson spoke on his concern for the singer's overall well-being this week.

Mike Tyson is worried about Chris Brown ... he thinks the pop star is too violent ... and if he doesn't cut the crap, CB is going to pay a very serious price. Tyson was a guest on the 95.5 PLJ Morning Show this morning ... when the gang asked if Mike, who's battled anger issues in the past, had any advice for Chris -- and Tyson delivered. "I like and admire that little guy," Tyson said ... adding, "I'm just worried about him." Tyson says he knows from experience that if Chris doesn't learn to control his rage issues, people will turn on him -- and "they're gonna put him somewhere where that's all they do is assault people." We're guessing he means prison. You gotta listen to the interview, it's incredible -- and Tyson ends with this gem: "Chris should know this ... if you're not humble in this world, this world will dress humbleness upon you." (TMZ)

According to reports, Chris Breezy left jail Monday (October 28) and also had his charge reduced to a misdemeanor.

The charges against singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard stemming from a weekend fight were reduced to simple assault misdemeanors Monday. The two men, who had spent the previous 36 hours in a Washington jail, entered a packed courtroom in leg irons and handcuffs, but at the end they were unshackled and released without bail Monday afternoon. Brown, 24, was ordered to report to his California probation officer within 48 hours and to stay at least 100 yards away from the man he is accused of assaulting early Sunday. Both men must return to court on November 24. (CNN)

Prior to appearing in court, R&B singer Trey Songz displayed his support for Brown in Washington, DC.

Chris Brown's legal woes continued to escalate after the singer was arrested after an altercation reportedly broke out in Washington D.C. this past weekend. The singer and his bodyguard were allegedly arrested on assault Sunday morning. Brown is expected to be in court this afternoon. His mother and singer Trey Songz were spotted entering the D.C. courthouse to support him during his arraignment. (VIBE)

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