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OTRC: Chris Brown checks into rehab facility

Chris Brown performs on the 'Today' show on Aug. 30, 2013. (Amanda Schwab/Startraksphoto.com)

Chris Brown has checked into rehab.

Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, confirmed to OTRC.com on Tuesday, Oct. 29, that the 24-year-old singer has entered a rehab facility for anger management treatement.

A spokesperson for Brown said in a statement, "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."

Earlier this week, Brown was arraigned in court on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an Oct. 27 arrest outside a hotel in Washington D.C. Brown and his bodyguard allegedly go into an "altercation" with another man outside the hotel. Both Brown and his bodyguard were charged with felony assault and jailed.

On Monday, Brown pleaded not guilty. A judge reduced the charges to misdemeanors and released the men, ABC News reported.

Brown is currently on probation in Los Angeles stemming from his 2009 case of assault against then-girlfriend Rihanna. An assault charge could prompt prosecutors to seek to revoke it. On Monday, a judge ordered Brown to report to his probation officer in California within 48 hours of his release. He was also ordered to stay away from the alleged victim.

Brown had his parole revoked earlier this year after he was charged with hit-and-run in a car crash case in Los Angeles but reinstated in mid-August after a civil compromise was reached. The singer was then sentenced to 1,000 hours of community labor.

Brown is due back in court in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25.

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