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Chris Brown appears in court for a probation violation hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

*According top the AP, R&B singer Chris Brown admits probation violation, ordered to 131 days in jail.

In court Friday afternoon, the singer/dancer admitted he violated his probation by getting into a fight with a guy in Washington D.C.

Because of that the judge gave him a year behind bars.  But fortunately for him, he won’t have to do the full sentence because he got credit for 116 days he spent in rehab, and another 59 days in lockdown.  That leaves 131 days he has to serve.

TMZ notes that Brown could have received a 4-year sentence, but caught a break because the judge took into account he was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which could account for some of the violence.

In addition to the jail sentence, Brown was ordered to attend therapy sessions 2 times a week and he must submit to random drug testing 3 times a week.

On top of all the preceding,  Brown is not clear of legal issues; his D.C. assault trial is set to start in several months.

But there is some possible good news for Chris Brown concerning his jailing. It’s possible he could be released a lot earlier because of overcrowding in the jail.