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Chris Brown contemplated suicide after Rihanna assault

Published 18/04/2016

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

Chris Brown contemplated ending his life after assaulting Rihanna in 2009.

Chris Brown considered taking his own life when he fell from grace after assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

The Loyal singer was publicly disgraced after he attacked Rihanna in his car following a pre-Grammys party in 2009, leaving her with multiple injuries, which were made public when a picture of her battered and bruised face circulated online.

Chris, in his upcoming documentary Welcome To My Life, admits the fallout from the incident pushed him to consider committing suicide.

"I went from being on top of the world, number one songs, being kinda like America's sweetheart to being public enemy number one," an emotional Chris says in the trailer. “I felt like a f**king monster... I was thinking about suicide and everything else. I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating. I just was getting high.”

His mother Joyce Hawkins admits,“That was the worst day of my life and probably his life. I felt like I was going to lose my child.”

A number of celebrities appear in the documentary, which follows the rise and fall of his career, to sing Chris' praises, including Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora and Mary J. Blige, while Usher says, "If you truly love Chris Brown then you felt everything that has gone on with him."

The trailer ends on a defiant note, with Chris stating he will never give up on his career despite the criticism he receives.

He says, "If there was ever a doubt in your mind that Chris Brown was done, he was finished? I wouldn’t bet on it."

Chris pleaded guilty to felony assault in 2009 and received five years probation, which finally ended in 2015 after a number of violations for drugs and altercations extended it.

Chris and Rihanna rekindled their relationship for a brief time between 2012 and 2013.

A release date for the documentary has not yet been announced.

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