Will Chris Brown Ever Change?

*Sigh.* Yep, another Chris Brown story. Because last month he punched a dude in the face and got arrested for it, and then he headed into rehab right as a court date approached. Now Chris Brown is out of rehab, though, or at least out of the facility — he's still an outpatient, so I guess we'll see soon how he does with that.

Brown may be on our personal list of Most Obnoxious Celebrities Of All Time — and he's friends with fellow Most Obnoxious Celebrity Justin Bieber, who defaced a wall in Colombia in his name — but a statement from his people actually said some things when he was heading into rehab that made us hope for better days:

Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility. His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.

Things are likely never going to be smooth between Brown and the public ever again, and we are 100% on board with that, but we would love to see him actually exhibit a public knowledge of his actions and try to maybe in some way attempt to better himself. After hearing about the sexual abuse he endured as a kid we especially hope he'll get the help he needs.

Brown will now undergo outpatient rehab treatment, as well as completing community service in the Los Angeles are.

We're still at the point of being skeptical that Brown is committed to a good path forward, who knows, maybe he'll surprise us. We hope he does.