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November 21, 2013

Color Me Badd ex-frontman appears in Okla. court

NORMAN — The court case against former Color Me Badd frontman Bryan Abrams, who’s accused of not complying with terms of his probation in a domestic abuse case, will continue.

Abrams, 44, appeared in court Wednesday, pushing a walker, to respond to an arrest warrant alleging that he didn’t perform community service and undergo counseling as part of his probation from a 2012 case.

Abrams’ attorney, Matt Swain, said his client has not fulfilled the terms of his probation because Abrams has been plagued by health problems over the past few years. Swain said his client has been trying to lose weight and recently had hip surgery, which requires him to use a walker.

Abrams was ordered back in court in January.

“But he wanted everyone to know that he’s sober, he’s trying to get his life back together right now,” Swain said. “The health problems he’s had ... have kind of derailed his life.”

Since 2006, Abrams has been charged with domestic abuse four times but two of those cases were dismissed, court records show. The most recent charges, filed in January 2012, accuse Abrams of punching his wife in the face during an argument.

Color Me Badd’s hits in the early 1990s included “All 4 Love” and “I Adore Mi Amor.”

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