LeAnn Rimes enters treatment program for mental issues
Country singer LeAnn Rimes marked her 30th birthday on Tuesday, so to celebrate her big day, she checked into rehab Wednesday to deal with emotional problems. Readers get mad when The Juice* jokes about mental illness, but really, turning 30 isn't that big of a deal.
"LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress," her rep Marcel Pariseau told People magazine. "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, who may have demonstrated some of her issues by shacking up with husband Eddie Cibrian while both of them were married to other people, says she hopes to figure out how to deal with her stressors.
"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," she 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."
The good news is she will continue her weekend touring, and give her fans progress reports as often as possible. Because that will make things less stressful for all of us!
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