|Chris Brown, After Arrest, Enters Rehab|
|Lesley Messer||Oct 29, 2013, 10:35 PM|
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Chris Brown is seeking professional help after his arrest for allegedly punching a man outside a club in Washington, D.C.
"Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility," his rep told ABC News in a statement. "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."
The past few days have been tumultuous for the singer, 24, who was arrested along with his bodyguard Chris Hollosy early on Sunday morning after they allegedly punched a man outside of a Washington, D.C., hotel. Though Brown and Hollosy, 35, were originally charged with felony assault, a judge reduced the charge to a misdemeanor and released them on their own recognizance.
According to a police report obtained by ABC News, Brown allegedly grew violent after 20-year-old Isaac Adams Parker tried to get into a picture that Brown was taking with two other people.
"I'm not down with that gay s***," Brown allegedly said, before striking the man, according to a police report. "I feel like boxing."
Parker was briefly hospitalized for bruising and swelling of the nose.
Brown, who is still on probation for attacking singer Rihanna in 2009, is due back in court next month, and has pleaded not guilty.