Although Bobby Brown was set to be released Tuesday, when he goes home, it won't be from DeKalb County Jail — it'll be from the hospital.
While serving a sentence on a 1996 drunk-driving charge (see "Bobby Brown Gets Eight-Day Sentence For Drunk Driving"), Brown took sick at about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning (January 21) and was transferred to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, according to a spokesperson for the singer. His condition is not serious, and he is expected to be released Tuesday evening. The spokesperson could not provide further details about the nature of Brown's illness.
Brown entered the DeKalb County jail Friday after pleading guilty, and was sentenced to eight days. Even though he had only served five days, Brown was eligible for early release under a policy that reduces sentences for good behavior. When Brown is released from the hospital, he will also be released from custody and will not have to return to jail.
The singer was also put on two years' probation and was ordered to perform 240 hours of community service, pay $2,000 in fines and $800 in court costs, and not drive for a year.
Brown also faces charges of marijuana possession, speeding and driving without a license or proof of insurance following a November 7 arrest in Atlanta (see "Bobby Brown Arrested For Drug Possession, Speeding").
Grady Memorial Hospital declined to provide any details.