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Promoter says Chris Brown concerts cancelled due to personal, health issues

Singer Chris Brown in Los Angeles Superior Court on August 16, 2013


The promoter of four Chris Brown concerts in Canada scheduled for this summer says the events have been cancelled.

Stephen Tobin, owner of Drop Entertainment Group, says the decision was made after consulting Brown and in light of his recent personal and health-related issues.

Brown was scheduled to perform in Halifax, Saint John, N.B., Toronto and Winnipeg.

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Halifax Mayor Mike Savage spoke out against Brown's performance in his city, saying he was disappointed he had been invited because he didn't think the performer is a good role model.

On Friday, the R&B star had his probation reinstated and was sentenced to 1,000 hours of community labour after he was involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident.

The hit-and-run charge was dismissed earlier, but he agreed to a deal worked out in the chambers of a Los Angeles judge.

Brown also suffered a seizure earlier this month.

Brown has been dealing with a series of legal problems since 2009, when he was arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna and was first placed on probation.

He has had subsequent run-ins with the law since then, for assault and traffic accidents.

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