LeAnn Rimes denies she was drunk on 'X Factor'
Country singer responds to rumors about her duet with Carly Rose Sonenclar
LeAnn Rimes has denied she was inebriated during her duet with "X Factor" finalist Carly Rose Sonenclar on Wednesday's episode. The country singer took the stage with the 13-year-old hopeful to sing a duet of her hit, "How Do I Live," but keen observers of the show criticized Rimes' erratic behavior while on the air and insisted she was under the influence of alcohol during the performance.
However the 30-year-old is firing back and took to Twitter to address the rumors. She wrote, "In my 18 years of performing, I have never been anything but professional onstage. It is a shame that gossip and lies are overshadowing the performance of Carly, a very talented young girl." Her lawyer, Larry Stein, also denies the accusations, and tells TMZ, "LeAnn was not performing the way she would normally perform, because she was on stage with a young girl."
And as for Sonenclar, she had no problems with her duet partner, telling co-host Mario Lopez, "That was one of the most fun moments I've had on the stage ... I was really comfortable. You made me very comfortable."
if it quacks like a duck, flies like a duck, swims like a duck - it aint a hippo. drugs, booze, whatever, still she fully disrepected carly. did it make a difference in the finale??? NO - on bad "song duet" wudnt have done that.
but she has been in rehab, she has problems, she is not as she used to be, etc. the next lindsy lohan? i hope not. maybe they shudda sang realynns BOYFRIEND?
The "What Have I Done" singer first talked about her 30-day stint in rehab during an interview with the Boston Herald in early October. "I've been in therapy my whole life," the Grammy winner explained. "I like going. I like being able to have that third-party input and someone to listen that has nothing to do with your life. Everyone has an opinion of how I am and how I should be, and now I'm focusing on how I want to be."
Insiders previously told Us Weekly that Rimes sought help to cope with fears that husband Eddie Cibrian.would cheat on her, as he did with first wife Brandi Glanville, 39. "LeAnn has had major insecurity issues since she first got together with Eddie," a source said.