Bobby Brown is back in prison, after being convicted of a drunk driving charge.

The controversial star and former husband of the late Whitney Houston, is no stranger to jail, having been taken in plenty of time in the 90's for a series of offences that spread from drunk driving to possession of drugs and driving while intoxicated. He was also arrested after shows several times for engaging in simulations of sex acts with female audience members that he’d bring on stage during his performances.

This latest conviction will see the musician spend 55 days behind bars and receive a further four years of probation. The sentence comes after he was arrested in October on suspicion of DUI, while he was already probation for another similar charge. In addition to the four years probation and jail time, Brown will also have to undergo and 18 month alcohol treatment plan. He’ll report to jail on March 20th.

It’s been a torrid time for Brown since the death of Houston. The pair were married together for 15 years, although it was hardly a smooth relationship, and they ultimately divorced in 2007. Houston was found dead on the eve of the Grammys last year in her hotel room, with Brown struggling since to try and maintain a bond with daughter Kristina Bobbi Brown.

Bobby Brown Soul Train Awards 2012

55 days in prison awaits Bobby Brown