Chris Brown checks into rehab facility following assault

Singer's assault charge is also reduced to misdemeanour

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Chris Brown has checked into a rehab facility in Los Angeles.

A representative for the singer announced that the singer, decided to go to a clinic to "gain focus and insight into his past and recent behaviour", reports BBC Newsbeat. It comes a day after he was released from jail following his arrest after a man accused him of punching him in Washington DC. Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, said the singer checked in at an unspecified facility to be treated for anger issues on Tuesday (October 29). He added: "He just decided he wanted to take some time off and do some introspection."

Brown also tweeted:

The singer recently got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel in the US city in the early hours on Sunday (October 27) and punched him once in the face, According to TMZ.

Prosecutors reduced an assault charge to a misdemeanour, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail, as a judge released Brown. The 'Put It Down' singer is currently still on probation for attacking Rihanna, and violating the terms of the order could have resulted in him being sent to prison for up to four years.

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