Chris Brown Drops Out Of Canadian Concerts Following Backlash, Cites Health Issues As Reason For Cancellation
Chris Brown has cancelled four of his Canadian concerts slated for the end of summer, citing health issues as the cause for the dropout.
"Chris appreciates the support of his many thousands of fans north of the border,” Brown’s publicist, Nicole Perna, said. “He is going to use this time to focus on himself and on the release of his upcoming album. Chris looks forward to performing in Canada very soon."
However, this may be good news for the Great White North. In July, four major sponsors of Brown's Halifax concert -- including national beer brand Molson Canadian and media titan Rogers Communication -- withdrew their endorsements after citizens of the coastal city protested that "it would poorly on us to not only host such an artist, but to make him the headliner of this show."
The reason for the outcry? Brown has been dealing with legal problems since 2009 when he was arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna and was placed on probation. Since then, the "Don't Wake Me Up" crooner has been sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service as an agreement in lieu of revoking Brown’s probation after he was involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident in May.
Brown still currently faces another courtroom battle after Frank Ocean’s cousin filed a lawsuit alleging assault and battery as a result of a January altercation between his entourage and Ocean.