Bobby Brown enters rehab for alcohol addiction
R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown has just entered a rehab facility to get treatment for his alcohol addiction.
According to reports, Alicia Etheredge — who married 43-year-old Bobby Brown just two months ago — said that the singer is doing well at the rehab facility. Brown is receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction problems, because he reportedly “realized he couldn’t do it on his own.” The singer has been battling alcohol abuse issues for many years now.
A source close to Bobby Brown added, “he decided that he needed help and wants to make the best out of the rest of his life for his children’s sake.”
However, it is unclear where the singer is receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction.
Previous reports have stated that Bobby Brown was arrested due to driving under the influence in March — barely a month after his ex-wife Whitney Houston passed away after suffering from a heart attack partly brought on by her cocaine abuse.
The news of Brown going to rehab comes after the “Two Can Play That Game” hitmaker recently insisted he did not introduce Whitney Houston to drugs and felt “hurt” by such allegations as he claims he has been sober for a long time now.
Bobby Brown said, “It’s just unexplainable … how one could, you know, [say that I] got her addicted to drugs. I’m not the reason she’s gone.”
“I was hurt … because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years – I felt that she was, you know, I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know – listen, it’s a hard fight,” added the crooner.
Bobby Brown and Houston — who have a 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina — were married from 1992 to 2007 and had an erratic relationship destroyed by drug abuse and accusations of violence.
Brown started his career as one of the frontmen of the pop group “New Edition,” from its beginning as “The Bricks” in 1978, until his forced exit from the group in 1986 after a period of misbehavior on his part. After starting a solo career, he became a hit success with his second album, “Don’t Be Cruel,” which produced several hit singles, including the co-self penned “My Prerogative,” which became his signature hit. Bobby Brown also had a string of top ten hits on various Billboard charts between 1986 and 1992, and is a recipient of a Grammy Award. He is noted as a pioneer of New Jack Swing music, a fusion of hip-hop and R&B.