‘Wall to Wall‘ wonder Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it has emerged today, months before the May 5th release of his new album ‘X.’
How the world came to learn of his battle with the ailment?
Appearing in court today for a progress report update on his 2009 assault case, Los Angeles County Judge James Brandlin informed the star that he must spend a further two months in rehab, where he arrived three months after carrying out another alleged assault in Washington DC in 2013.
After that case’s April 23rd hearing, Brandlin will then decide whether the star will serve jail time for violating his probation in the Rihanna case.
This, sure to have created quite the problem for the star’s label (RCA) who may be forced to scrap the LP’s release date if Brown is sent to prison.
However, in news that marks a positive step forward for the entertainer, his time in rehab has seen him diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia, and Post Traumatic Disorder.
TMZ reports exclusively:
“In the legal docs — obtained by TMZ — an official from the rehab facility wrote that … in addition to his diagnosis … Chris was self-medicating inappropriately.
The facility writes, “Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.” They never explain the cause of the PTSD. The letter also says Chris was diagnosed with Bipolar II.
The letter says Chris is on meds for the bipolar and other conditions.
Chris has learned various relaxation exercises, according to the letter, and he’s tested negative for drugs, including weed, during his stay.
The facility says he’s doing really well. It says he gets up at 5 AM and works hard. They say he’s been especially good with community service, saying, “Mr. Brown’s attitude has been beyond exemplary in regard to his community service responsibilities.”
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