Country crooner LeAnn Rimes has checked into a treatment center to work on her mental health, People reports. The 30-year-old is seeking help, not for an eating disorder or substance abuse, her rep Marcel Pariseau explains, but instead to deal with anxiety and stress.
"LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30 day in-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," Pariseau said in a statement to the magazine.
The singer and husband-of-one-year Eddie Cibrian were also remarkably candid about the treatment to the magazine. Rimes said that the time away 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." Meanwhile, 39-year-old Cibrian has expressed his support.
Rimes turned 30 on Tuesday. She celebrated the big three-oh a few weeks earlier with a Laguna Beach party with 20 close friends, and the theme "Die, 20s, die!" She was, of course, clad in her trademark bikini.
Rimes has also increasingly been fighting with her Twitter followers, combatting claims that she is anorexic or unappealing commentary about the state of her marriage to Cibrian.
On August 15, Rimes defended herself against two such dissenters, writing: "@LauraJames00 @kellilleslie excuse me? I have nothing to "prove" we are happy and my fans are wonderful and no one is perfect. All I need to speak to about me and my sins is the good lord. Remember you can't break what's already broken. I'm not anything like what you read about. It's all lies and anything you've read about no matter who or where it comes from....well, let's just say its a game for so many to hurt others. Time to move on, everyone else has."
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