Bobby Brown "Mentally in a Good Place" in Rehab

USMagazine, Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:00am (PDT)
  • Bobby Brown's prerogative? To get well.

    As first reported on Tuesday evening, the 43-year-old R&B singer entered a rehabilitation facility last week.

    A new statement from Brown's lawyer and rep to Us Weekly explains that the rehab stay is part of a deal Brown struck following his March 2012 DUI arrest.

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    "Mr. Brown takes his agreement very seriously," the statement reads, noting that Brown checked himself in following a honeymoon with new wife Alicia Etheredge and "break" from a reunion tour with his New Edition bandmates.

    "Bobby is doing well and receiving services that comply with his agreement with the State of California," his attorney Christopher Brown said.

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    Added Etheredge, who wed Brown in June: "Bobby's children and loved ones are very proud of him. We appreciate his fans prayers and well wishes. Bobby is mentally in a good place."

    Brown has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction on and off during his long career; he was thrust back into the headlines in February with the tragic death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston at age 48.

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    He and the beloved singer shared daughter Bobbi Kristina, 19. Brown and Etheredge have one child together, Cassius, 3, and Brown also is a father to Landon, 23, La'Princia, 22, and Bobby Jr., 19, from previous relationships.


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