Chris Brown has left the building. A mere two and a half weeks after checking himself into rehab, Brown has decided to leave the Malibu facility.
According to TMZ, Brown checked into the Malibu rehab facility on October 29. This came after his fight in Washington, D.C. At the time of the altercation, Brown was posing for a photo with a fan when he was photobombed by an unidentified man. Brown was not amused with the situation and allegedly threw a homophobic slur at the man before punching him in the face.
His altercation in Washington was Brown’s fifth reported incident. Prior to his dispute in October, Brown has had physical altercations with R&B singer Drake, openly gay singer Frank Ocean, his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, and caused huge damage to the Good Morning America studios when he threw a chair out the window of a backstage dressing room.
When Brown checked into the facility, his rep made a statement about his goals and said that Chris wanted to complete the program:
“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.”
Sources told TMZ that when Brown was actively seeking treatment for his issues, it was believed that he might stay in the facility for three months. The source added, “The rehab facility has been told to take him [Brown] apart and put him back together.”
According to Chris Brown’s lawyer, it might not have been a decision that came directly from the singer, but rather the result of his past actions. Brown’s lawyer said that he needed to perform community service hours in the Rihanna case. The “Fine China” singer is still serving his time for the 2009 domestic violence incident with then girlfriend Rihanna.
It’s been said that Brown will continue his treatment in outpatient therapy.
Chris Brown is currently suing the unidentified man from the Washington incident for defamation of character.