LOS ANGELES (AFP) - R&B singer-songwriter Chris Brown , arrested last week for alleged domestic violence, said Sunday he was "sorry and saddened" by the events and was seeking the counseling of his pastor, family and friends. "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired," he said in a statement. "I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person." Brown , 19, surrendered to police on February 8 after allegedly beating his girlfriend, Barbados-born pop singer Rihanna. Both singers abruptly pulled out of scheduled performances at the Grammys that night. Brown was released on bail. Rihanna, 20, later went to Barbados with her face marked with bloody wounds and bruises, according to media reports. "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 writings under my name are frauds," Brown said. He was responding to allegations that he had changed his status to single on the popular social networking site, and posted the comment, "You'll begin to see her true colors. Believe it"