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March 19, 2014 |
Singer Chris Brown could face up to four years in prison if a judge determines he violated the terms of his probation when he was kicked out of a rehabilitation facility in Malibu. Brown, who has been in jail since the end of last week, was denied bail on Monday and ordered to remain behind bars until at least an April 23, his next scheduled court hearing. Brown's ejection from rehab is a potential violation of the court-ordered treatment for his conviction in 2009 for beating singer Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time.
May 10, 2011
Whitney Houston is back in rehab. A representative for the superstar singer confirmed Monday that Houston is undergoing treatment. Kristen Foster said Houston is in an outpatient program for drug and alcohol treatment. She described it as a voluntary measure and part of Houston's "long-standing" recovery process. Houston, 47, one of the most successful singers in pop music history, has battled problems with drug addiction for years. But in 2009, as she released a comeback album, she declared herself healthy and clean.
January 6, 2014 |
Kesha is in rehab for an eating disorder. News that the "Die Young" pop singer, 26, was starting a 30-day stint in rehab broke on Friday, courtesy of TMZ , which said she had checked in early that morning at Timberline Knolls outside of Chicago. That's the same facility where Demi Lovato sought help in 2010. "I'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself but I've found it hard to practice," Kesha said Saturday on Facebook . "I'll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder ... to learn to love myself again.
March 18, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed Dan Neil's column on rehab ("Little Miss Rehab," 800 Words, Feb. 25). I work hard at my sobriety, take it seriously, do my best and am still paying off the cost to attend. Neil's article helped assure me that it's not just me scratching my head, and that for the vast majority of people in recovery, it is the real deal and not some newfangled gizmo from the swag tent. Greg McVeigh Palm Springs
September 24, 2012 |
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong is heading to rehab just days before the band is to release the first of three new albums. The revelation comes less than 48 hours after Armstrong ranted and smashed his guitar at Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. Green Day, along with Usher and Rihanna, was one of the headliners Friday night at the MGM Grand. Armstrong cut short a performance of 1994 hit "Basket Case," hollering that he wanted to play a new song, and then called attention to a digital ticker that said the band had one minute left onstage. He used that last 60 seconds to vent . It's ridden with too many expletives to quote directly. PHOTOS: Celebrity meltdowns "Give me a ... break," Armstrong shouted.
January 16, 2014 |
Country star Trace Adkins has entered rehab after an alleged confrontation with a Trace Adkins impersonator aboard a cruise ship, according to reports. According to ABC News and other outlets, the 52-year-old singer was aboard the Norwegian Pearl, headlining a seven-day country-themed concert cruise with fellow stars Montgomery Gentry and Wynona Judd. On Monday, in a bar on the ship, he overheard an Adkins impersonator performing karaoke to one of his singles, and a fight broke out, according to TMZ . A representative for Adkins confirmed to ABC News that the singer had disembarked the ship on docking in Jamaica and that he had immediately re-entered rehab.