El Debarge checks into a rehabilitation center

February 15th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) El Debarge’s planned comeback tour with some musicians was cancelled when the R&B star decided to check into a rehab facility to address his substance abuse.

The 49-year-old released a statement about his planned trip to the rehabilitation center. The statement said that, “I hate to disappoint my fans but it is necessary for me to take the time to work on me so that I may continue to share my music and my story with everyone.”

The “The Rhythm of the Night” hit singer was preparing to relaunch his career after suffering from the effects of years of substance abuse. He put his career on hold for 16 years until he launched a comeback last year. He came out with a new album called “Second Chance” last November and plans to continue with his career after the term at the rehab center.

He was scheduled to be on a planned tour with Kem and Ledisi. The tour was planned to start this Thursday and Houston was the starting point. After the statement from El Debarge the organizers of the tour have replaced him with Musiq Soulchild.

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