Apparently, El DeBarge’s road to sobriety has hit a speed bump, as the singer has voluntarily checked himself back into rehab. DeBarge attempted to stage a comeback last year, beginning with a well-received performance at the 2010 BET Awards and the release of a new album, Second Chance.

DeBarge’s record label, Geffen Records, issued an official statement from the singer:

“I hate to disappoint my fans but it is necessary for me to take the time to work on me so that I may continue to share my music and my story with everyone. I thank everyone in advance for their prayers and well wishes and hope that you will respect my privacy during this time.”

All of DeBarge’s upcoming appearances have been postponed.