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Singer Chris Brown heads to rehab

Singer Chris Brown is heading to rehab.

A representative for the R&B star announced that Chris has decided to go to rehab a day after he was released from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another man in Washington.

Chris remains on probation after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna and could face jail time as a result of the arrest.

"Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility," a statement said. "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 star's lawyer, Mark Geragos, said the singer checked in at an unspecified facility to be treated for anger issues.

"He just decided he wanted to take some time off and do some introspection," Mr Geragos said.

Chris and his bodyguard were arrested early on Sunday morning after an altercation at The W Hotel in Washington.

The star was initially charged with felony assault after a man said Chris broke his nose with a punch when he tried to get a picture with the singer. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor on Monday and he was released from jail.

Mr Geragos has said the singer will be exonerated. He said Chris's decision to enter rehab is not an acknowledgement of wrongdoing in the Washington case.

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