LeAnn Rimes Seeks Professional Help For “Anxiety And Stress”
Singer Says She Plans To “Emotionally Check Out” For 30 Days
LeAnn Rimes has voluntarily entered a 30-day, in-patient treatment facility, according to PEOPLE, which reports she is seeing help for “emotional issues.”
Rimes’ rep tells PEOPLE she entered the facility on Wednesday “to cope with anxiety and stress.” Rimes celebrated her 30th birthday on Tuesday.
“While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms,” says rep Marcel Pariseau. “While privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated.”
Pariseau also says she is not seeking treatment for an eating disorder or substance abuse.
Rimes tells 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.
“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,” she adds. “I’ll have the tools to know how to deal with them.”
Rimes's husband Eddie Cibrian tells PEOPLE, “My wife is the most remarkable and courageous woman I know. I am so proud of her for having the strength to finally take some time for herself. I will be with her every step of the way.”
Rimes will still honor the tour dates she has booked over the next 30 days; taking breaks from her treatment to do so.
“The facility has granted her permission to keep her weekend tour obligations, as LeAnn doesn’t want to disappoint her fans,” says Pariseau. “She will report back after each weekend.”
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