He’s known for his soulful sounds and energetic dance routines.

But Bobby Brown is said to have bowed out of the upcoming season of ABC’s hit show Dancing With The Stars at the ‘last minute’.

The New Edition frontman, 48 – the ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston – was scheduled to be one of the celebrity contestants on season 25 of the celebrity dance competition, US Weekly reports. 

Every little step: Bobby Brown reportedly bowed out of the newest season of ABC's hit show Dancing With The Stars (performing at the 2016 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas)

Every little step: Bobby Brown reportedly bowed out of the newest season of ABC’s hit show Dancing With The Stars (performing at the 2016 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas)

The 80s crooner was confirmed on the roster before sources said he pulled out of the show, it’s been claimed

‘Bobby Brown was originally slated to be on this new season of Dancing With The Stars, but recently pulled out,’ a source told US Weekly.

Born Robert Barisford Brown, it’s still unclear why the R&B singer decided to hang up his dancing shoes before filming began.

What happened? The  New Edition frontman, 48, was reportedly scheduled to be one of the celebrity contestands on season 25 of the show

What happened? The New Edition frontman, 48, was reportedly scheduled to be one of the celebrity contestands on season 25 of the show

Don't be cruel: It's still unclear why the R&B singer decided to hang up his dancing shoes before filming began (pictured in Beverly Hills in 2016)

Don’t be cruel: It’s still unclear why the R&B singer decided to hang up his dancing shoes before filming began (pictured in Beverly Hills in 2016)

The Candy Girl singer reportedly had issues with the network’s contract.

‘There were issues with his contract, and he couldn’t come to an agreement with ABC (TV network) that it would be worth it to do the show,’ the source said. 

Famously married to Whitney Houston in 1992, the couple went through various periods of domestic abuse and drug use before divorcing in April 2007.

The couple shared custody of daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who passed away in 2015. 

Candy girl: Famously married to Whitney Houston in 1992, the couple went through various periods of domestic abuse and drug use (pictured in 1990)

Candy girl: Famously married to Whitney Houston in 1992, the couple went through various periods of domestic abuse and drug use (pictured in 1990)

Nearly three years after Whitney died in February 2012 from accidental drowning in her bathtub, their daughter, 22, was found unresponsive in her bathtub and died at an Atlanta-area hospice on July 26, 2015.

Bobby married manager Alicia Etheredge in 2012 and the happy couple have three children together.

The Every Little Step musician still performs at events outside of building a brand of seasonings and spices under Bobby Brown Foods.

Former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Derek Fisher has been confirmed as a contestant on the dancing show, along with Malcolm in the Middle’s Frankie Muniz, Teen Beach Movie’s Jordan Fisher and 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey and his wife Vanessa.

Bowing out: The Candy Girl singer reportedly had issues with the network's DWTS contract 

Bowing out: The Candy Girl singer reportedly had issues with the network’s DWTS contract 

 

 






Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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