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Posted at 6:30 PM ET, 02/15/2011

In other news: El DeBarge heads to rehab -- should we have seen it coming?

By The Reliable Source

El Debarge earlier this year. (Jonathan Alcorn for The Washington Post) See more photos of DeBarge on the comback trail.

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

By The Reliable Source  | February 15, 2011; 6:30 PM ET
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