By Gerrick D. Kennedy
3:47 PM EDT, August 11, 2013
“Emotional stress” and “nonstop negativity” are what caused Chris Brown to suffer a seizure early Friday, a rep for the singer said.
The L.A. city Fire Department responded to a 911 call around 1 a.m. on Friday saying the 24-year-old singer had suffered a seizure at Hollywood recording studio the Record Plant, according to TMZ.
Brown was said to have refused treatment at the studio. The singer wasn’t hospitalized after suffering the non-epileptic seizure, a rep for Brown said.
“His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity,” his rep said in a statement.
The often-embattled R&B star took to Twitter on Saturday morning and pined, “They won’t love u until u r a memory…” -- a tweet he later deleted.
Brown’s ailment comes as the singer balances prepping his upcoming album, “X,” with a legal battle connected to a May hit-and-run incident.
The singer pleaded not guilty to the hit-and-run charge and prosecutors dismissed misdemeanor charges of driving without a license or insurance. Brown’s attorney said he expects the criminal case against the singer to be dismissed, citing a civil settlement between Brown and the other driver, Olga Kovalenko, whose Mercedes was rear-ended in the collision. He is expected back in court on Thursday.
As for Brown’s upcoming album? The singer is still putting final touches on “X,” an album that, in another since-deleted tweet, he surmised he would retire after. “Don't worry mainstream America. After this X album, it'll probably be my last album," he wrote.
When we sat down with Brown to preview “X,” the singer said he was using the album to largely push the reset button on a career heavily bogged down by scandal.
From his felony conviction over a 2009 assault against girlfriend Rihanna and their on-again off-again relationship since, to frequent Twitter spats, alleged physical fights with Frank Ocean and Drake and endless media scrutiny, Brown has no shortage of scandal surrounding him.
"You can start a fight, I ain't fighting back," he sings on the album’s title track. "I swear to God I'm moving on."
But while Brown's reputation continues to get pummeled, his music career remains bright. He won his first Grammy last year for his comeback record, "F.A.M.E.," and his last effort, 2012's "Fortune," reached No. 1 and sold 135,000 copies in its first week.
"Basically I'm being honest," he says about the new album, and his outlook. "I'm 23. I hang out with a lot of bad people and a lot of good people. But everything is a learning process. I'm just trying to move forward and learn from every mistake."
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