LeAnn Rimes has checked herself into rehab. The country music singer entered treatment on her 30th birthday, Perez Hilton reported on August 30.
“LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress. 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,” Rimes rep confirmed on Thursday.
LeAnn Rimes later explained her decision to enter rehab to her fans. “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 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,” LeAnn said.
Fans were shocked by Rimes choice to enter a 30 treatment program. However, LeAnn’s husband, Eddie Cibrian, called his wife “courageous” for “finally” taking some time for herself.
What are your thoughts on LeAnn Rimes checking into to rehab? Do you think there are underlying issues behind her stress and anxiety?