Chris Brown 'grateful' to Rihanna for forgiving assault

Singer Chris Brown. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Singer Chris Brown said he was "eternally grateful and thankful" to Rihanna for forgiving him after he assaulted her in 2009.

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM, the singer said: "I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and that time was probably the worst part of my life

"Being that she has and she’s a wonderful person and I’m eternally grateful and thankful."

Brown said at the time of the incident he was he was "arrogant and definitely hotheaded".

He added: "Everybody has a temper, but for me, it was not knowing how to control it when I thought I had the world in my hands."