Chris Brown Turned Around

R&B star Chris Brown has been told he can’t come to Britain because he’s been convicted of a serious criminal offense.

The Home Office is denying him an entry visa because he was found guilty of assaulting former girlfriend and fellow musician Rihanna. He was sentenced to six months’ community service.

SJM Concerts, which had a UK tour starting in Glasgow June 9, says the shows have been postponed and they’ll all be rescheduled.

The Manchester-based promoter, which also had shows in its home city, Birmingham and London, released a statement telling ticket buyers to hold on to their tickets because it believes it will only be a matter of days before the new dates are announced.

The Home Office has the right to refuse entry to the UK to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offence. It says each visa application is considered on its individual merits.

Last August Brown was put on probation for five years and ordered to do 180 days of community labour. He was also told to attend a domestic violence programme and not to go within 100 yards of Rihanna for the next five years.