After last weekend’s assault arrest and headline after headline, Chris Brown is finally making the right choice and heading to rehab. While his arrest went from a felony assault to a misdemeanor, him pulling a Lindsay Lohan and going to rehab could help him avoid jail time.

“Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,” his rep said in a statement. “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”

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This assault arrest last Sunday, which landed the victim in the hospital for a broken nose, could trigger a probation violation that’s stemmed from his 2009 assault on Rihanna. If it is violated, Chris could face up to four years in prison. But him heading to rehab could be the way to avoid being thrown behind bars and in the end, may be exactly what he needs.

Chris is due in a Los Angeles court on November 20th for a probation status hearing, but he could be in a rehabilitation center at that point. The statement from the singer’s rep does not say where he’ll be going, how long he’ll be there or the exact reason for his stay.

What do you think about Chris going to rehab?

Is it about time?