Rehab facility says singer’s aggressive behavior caused by untreated mental health issues
Chris Brown’s Malibu, California, rehab facility reports the singer is suffering from a litany of untreated mental health issues, including bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
“Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD,” says a letter from the facility. “Mr. Brown will also require close supervision by his treating physician in order to ensure his bipolar mental health condition remains stable.”
The letter also says Brown is making progress, but needs to continue “intense individual, family and medical follow-up over the next year so he can sustain the changes.”
Following the letter’s release, a Los Angeles judge ruled that Brown must remain in the rehab facility for an additional two months.
Brown has continued to make headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past five years, beginning with the attack of his then-girlfriend Rihanna before the 2009 Grammy Awards. He’s also faced legal action for throwing a brick through his mother’s car window and has been charged with assaulting a man in Washington, D.C. The assault case goes to trial in April.