Chris Brown out of rehab; back in custody

Chris Brown sentenced

Singer Chris Brown has been booted from court-ordered drug rehab and taken into custody by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, a sheriff’s spokesman confirmed Friday.

Details were not immediately available about why Brown, 24, was kicked out of the Malibu facility where he has been treated for the past four months.

Nor was it clear exactly why he was taken into immediate custody, but he had been serving a five-year probation sentence when he entered rehab. That sentence stemmed from a 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

He was “cooperative when taken into custody” as he was picked up from the facility and taken to the Los Angeles County men’s central jail where he was being held without bail Friday afternoon, a sheriff’s department statement said.