- (Photo: Facebook/Chris Brown)
Troubled singer and entertainer Chris Brown will enter a rehab facility refocus his attention on his life and career in the wake of his arrest in Washington D.C. over the weekend.
"Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility. 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," according to a statement provided by a spokesperson for the singer.
Brown was arrested early Sunday in Washington and charged with felony assault, the Metropolitan Police Department revealed.
D.C. police spokesman Paul Metcalf said the 24-year-old Brown got into a physical altercation and was accused of breaking the nose of Parker Isaac Adams, 20, near the W Hotel located on K and 15th street around 4:25 a.m.
Chris Hollosy, a 35-year-old male who was with Brown, was also arrested in the incident and faces the same charge. Both men would be held until Monday, police said.
Brown is still on probation from his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. If he is found guilty and if Sunday's arrest is determined to be a violation of his probation the R&B singer could be facing up to four years in prison.
The confrontation came after the victim boarded the singer's tour bus and attempted to sneak into a photograph that Brown was taking with two women, according to E! News reports.
Danny Onorato represented the troubled entertainer after his recent assault. Although Brown is seeking help for his aggressive behavior, Onorato insists his client was not at fault.
"Christopher Brown committed no crime," Onorato told reporters, according to RumorFix.com. "We understand that his security acted to protect Mr. Brown and his property, as he is authorized to do under District of Columbia law. We are confident that Mr. Brown will be exonerated of any wrongdoing."