According to People, LeAnn Rimes has decided to seek help for her emotional problems and has voluntarily entered rehab. Rep Marcel Pariseau sent the following statement to People:
“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 entered rehab on Wednesday, just a day after turning 30, and wants to exit rehab with a better method of dealing with life. “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,” Rimes said. “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.”
In an interview with People, Eddie Cibrian, Rimes’s husband, said, “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.”
Though Rimes has been the victim of body bullying in the past, her rep confirms she is not seeking treatment for an eating disorder or substance abuse.
Rimes is due to begin touring soon and will tour in September when she is given breaks from the rehab facility. “The facility has granted her permission to keep her weekend tour obligations, as LeAnn doesn’t want to disappoint her fans,” Pariseau said. “She will report back after each weekend.”