In other news: El DeBarge heads to rehab -- should we have seen it coming?
El DeBarge has canceled his long-awaited tour to enter rehab, his reps announced Tuesday. Though he's been on a major comeback -- his first album in 16 years got two Grammy nominations -- the latest news may not surprise readers of last month's Style profile of the '80s R&B superstar. While DeBarge professed to have been sober for two years (since a prison stint for drug possession), our colleague Lonnae O'Neal Parker described some erratic behavior -- a club appearance delayed and a photo shoot canceled, both because of "food poisoning"; a stage performance he abruptly exited for an hour. In a statement Tuesday, DeBarge apologized to fans but said he needs "to work on me so that I may continue to share my music and my story with everyone."
Read earlier: '80s star El DeBarge has a second chance at music and at life -- but no one is sure if he can grab either, Jan. 28, 2011
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