X17 XCLUSIVE - Chris Brown Reportedly Depressed, Losing Weight
Posted on Tue Apr 7, 2009 11:00 AM PDT

BrownDepressed200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Chris Brown is reportedly depressed and has begun drinking to cope with the strain of his recent arrest for allegedly hitting and threatening Rihanna, a source tells X17online exclusively.

"Chris is a mess. He lost a lot of weight, about 15 lbs. I do know that Chris is also in a depression and is drinking a lot," the source tells X17online.

The source reveals that despite media reports that Brown and Rihanna were trying to "work things out," Rihanna has refused to spend time with Chris.

"She is trying to put Chris on the back burner. They still have joint business assets so they are still keeping in touch indirectly," the source tells X17online.

Rihanna is reportedly working on a new album and is moving forward with her life.

"She has a lot of creative control so she is doing it her way. This is the first time she has be able to do that, the source says.