CANTON, Mass. – Bobby Brown (search) told a judge during a hearing Wednesday that he's up to date with his $5,000 monthly child support payments and contributions to his children's educational fund.
However, Norfolk Probate and Family Court Judge Paula Carey admonished the singer, calling his earlier excuses "unacceptable." Carey had issued a warrant for Brown's arrest in June after he failed to appear for a compliance hearing.
Brown said a stomach virus prevented him from attending that hearing.
Brown lives in Alpharetta, Ga., with his wife, Whitney Houston (search). He has two children with Kim Ward, who lives in Massachusetts. He's currently starring with Houston in a Bravo Television show called "Being Bobby Brown."
Brown, a Boston native, was sentenced to 90 days in prison in June 2004 for missing three months of child support payments. That sentence was immediately suspended after Brown made back payments totaling about $15,000.
Brown was also jailed for a day in March of that year after he failed to pay $63,000 he owed Ward. He was released after making the payment.