SWAP/Splash NewsWhitney Houston couldn't shake her addictions, and it seems neither can her ex-husband Bobby Brown. The New Edition singer, 43, was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Monday afternoon in Reseda, California, according to TMZ. Brown was pulled over at 12:20 p.m. for a simple traffic infraction — he was talking on his cell phone — but police soon determined he was under the influence of a substance after allegedly failing the sobriety test and was taken to the Van Nuys jail. When reached for a comment by "Access Hollywood," Brown's manager revealed that the singer has been released on bail and is now at home following the incident.
This is not the first DUI for Brown. He was convicted of driving under the influence in 1996 and served eight days in a Georgia jail. After he split from Houston in 2007, the "My Prerogative" singer admitted he had been addicted to heroin, cocaine, crack, and alcohol, but claimed he had beat them all, although he still drank.
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No word yet on how Brown's arrest will affect New Edition's current 30th anniversary national tour. The '80s boy band, which had its biggest hit with 1984's "Cool It Now," is set to play St. Louis on Thursday and will continue to tour the country with Bel Biv Devoe through the end of June.
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Brown was thrust back into the spotlight following the February 11 death of his ex-wife. He was initially bashed for continuing to tour with New Edition instead of heading immediately to Los Angeles to be there for his daughter with Houston, Bobbi Kristina, 19. Days later, Brown did eventually rush to her side, but was blocked by Houston's overprotective family. At Houston's funeral, Brown left in a huff after just a few minutes because he was reportedly upset that his entourage of nine was not allowed to attend the service along with him.
Last week, a coroner's report determined Houston had cocaine, marijuana, and Xanax in her system when she drowned in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton the night before the Grammy Awards.
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