Unfortunately, this news isn’t all that surprising for anyone who’s been reading LeAnn Rimes‘ Twitter in the past year: The country singer, who just turned 30 on Tuesday, has entered a “30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress,” her rep told People.
“This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be,” Rimes said. “All the things in my life will be there when I get out, but you know what? I’m hoping they’re not going to affect me as much. I’ll have the tools to know how to deal with them.”
Rimes’ extremely svelte figure has led many to believe she suffers from an eating disorder, but it seems like her rep is trying to head off those theories right away, saying, “While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”
We won’t pile onto the body image thing, but we do think some of Rimes’ recent Twitter fights with critics, as well as her beef with husband Eddie Cibrian’s ex-wife Brandi Glanville, indicate she’s had plenty of cause for stress lately. And clearly visiting the shooting range didn’t help her burn off all of that steam.
With a new album, Spitfire, and a tour coming up this fall, this sounds like a good time to get things sorted, and we wish LeAnn the best of luck with it!
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