Chris Brown

In surprising news just in, singer Chris Brown has been sentenced to a further 1,000 hours of community service after being resentenced following his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident.

Appearing in court earlier this afternoon (US-time), the artist did not speak during the announcement of the sentence, which is set to include graffiti removal, street cleaning and highway work.

The new sentence adds to the multiple set of legal problems facing Brown since his first incarceration in 2009, where the singer/songwriter was arrested after his assault on then-girfriend Rihanna. Subsequent arrests and sentences have been for further assault and traffic ‘incidents’.

The timing of the announcement nears the release of his forthcoming (and if rumours are to be believed, his farewell) album, tentatively titled X, this autumn.