Chris BrownChris Brown has issued an apology a week after he allegedly assaulted girlfriend Rihanna.

Chris was arrested last Sunday following the incident shortly after midnight on Saturday night. He was charged with making criminal threats but police are said to also be investigating a battery charge as Rihanna was left bruised and bloody after the alleged attack.

Both singers have gone into hiding - Rihanna first in Los Angeles now in her native Barbados, while Chris is believed to be in Las Vegas - but Chris issued a statement through his publicist yesterday apologising for his actions.

He said: “Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired.

“I am seeking the counselling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person.”

He added: “Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writing under my name are frauds.”