According to Billboard.com El Debarge put his singing career on hold and checked into a rehabilitation center in February of this year. Addressing his career comeback, the 49 year-old would battle a long history of drug abuse. El Debarge released this statement to his longtime fans.
"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," the singer has said in a statement. "I thank everyone in advance for their prayers and well wishes and hope that you will respect my privacy during this time."
This past weekend Debarge cancelled his show at the Lincoln Theater after a no show in Washington, DC. Comedian Eddie Bryant from Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment and LOL Comedy Club was accompanying the singer on this historic stage Saturday night and career comeback.
Disappointed fans and comedian who anticipated a sell out crowd stood outside the Lincoln wondering where was El Debarge. El Debarge a hit throughout the early to mid-1980s was the lead singer of the family group Debarge and a Grammy Nominee in 2011.