LeAnn Rimes checks into rehab for emotional issues

LeAnn Rimes, shown at the Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas in April, has checked into a rehab center for emotional issues.
(Isaac Brekken / Associated Press)

Singer LeAnn Rimes has checked into an undisclosed rehabilitation facility for 30 days of treatment to help her cope with emotional issues, her reps have confirmed to the media.

“LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress,” her spokesman Marcel Pariseau told People magazine. “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.”

“This is just time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and be back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be,” Rimes was quoted as telling People. Pariseau also said the treatment was not for an eating disorder or substance abuse.


Rimes checked in Wednesday, the day she turned 30, following a night of celebrating the milestone at a Malibu sushi restaurant with her husband, “Northern Lights” costar Eddie Cibrian.

They married last year amid controversy over the relationship that began in 2009 when both were married to other people, Cibrian to reality TV star Brandi Glanville and Rimes to dancer Dean Sheremet.

She has a new album, “Spitfire,” slated for release in December, the final album under her contract with Curb Records, which signed her when she was 11 years old.


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