Chris Brown canceled a series of concerts set in four cities in Canada starting at the end of this month, just three days after a judge in L.A. sentenced him to 1,000 additional hours of community service, and just over a week after he suffered a seizure. Sources seem to think the cancellation is likely more due to his legal issues rather than a serious medical problem, according to E! News on Monday, Aug. 19. Brown's sentence Friday stemmed in part from an alleged hit-and-run car accident in May, and also the L.A. County D.A.'s claims that he "fudged" his community service records that he said he performed in his home state of Virginia.
"After ongoing conversation and consultation with this year's headline act Chris Brown, and in light of the performer's recent personal and health-related issues, a decision has been made to cancel all four scheduled performances", said Drop Entertainment Group owner Stephen Tobin, the promoter of the concerts.
Brown was scheduled to headline the Energy Rush Festival, which would have had him play shows in Toronto, Halifax, Saint John and Winnipeg from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1.
Perhaps this latest scrape with the law was the straw that broke the camel's back. Chris already faced criticism for headlining the event due specifically to his 2009 assault on girlfriend Rihanna.
Several sponsors pulled out over Brown's violent history, but the event was still set for go. Even after Chris suffered an apparent seizure at a Hollywood recording studio on Aug. 9, the concerts weren't cancelled.
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But now that Chris has been ordered to do the additional 1,000 hours of community labor, and being ordered Friday to report to his probation officer within 48 hours, things have changed.
Who knows, Brown's additional year of probation that was part of Friday's ruling could play a role in his ability to travel out of the country.
Chris said in a statement that he was sorry for disappointing fans.