Bobby Brown "Mentally in a Good Place" in Rehab

Celebrity News Aug. 16, 2012 AT 10:00AM
Bobby Brown attends The "Never Again" Peace Concert at Gibson Amphitheatre on November 1, 2011 in Universal City, California. Bobby Brown attends The "Never Again" Peace Concert at Gibson Amphitheatre on November 1, 2011 in Universal City, California. Credit: Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

Bobby Brown's prerogative? To get well.

As first reported on Tuesday evening, the 43-year-old R&B singer entered a rehabilitation facility last week.

A new statement from Brown's lawyer and rep to Us Weekly explains that the rehab stay is part of a deal Brown struck following his March 2012 DUI arrest.

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"Mr. Brown takes his agreement very seriously," the statement reads, noting that Brown checked himself in following a honeymoon with new wife Alicia Etheredge and "break" from a reunion tour with his New Edition bandmates.

"Bobby is doing well and receiving services that comply with his agreement with the State of California," his attorney Christopher Brown said.

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Added Etheredge, who wed Brown in June: "Bobby's children and loved ones are very proud of him. We appreciate his fans prayers and well wishes. Bobby is mentally in a good place."

Brown has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction on and off during his long career; he was thrust back into the headlines in February with the tragic death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston at age 48.

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He and the beloved singer shared daughter Bobbi Kristina, 19. Brown and Etheredge have one child together, Cassius, 3, and Brown also is a father to Landon, 23, La'Princia, 22, and Bobby Jr., 19, from previous relationships.

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