(NEW YORK) — LeAnn Rimes has voluntarily entered treatment to deal with emotional issues, her rep tells People magazine.
In a statement, her spokesman says, “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.”
He adds, “While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”
Rimes, who turned 30 on Tuesday, checked into the facility on Wednesday. She tells People magazine that she wants to learn how to better deal with her 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,” she says, adding, “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.”
Rimes’ husband, Eddie Cibrian, tells People that his wife is “the most remarkable and courageous woman I know,” and says he’s “so proud” of her for being strong enough to “take some time for herself.”
The spokesman confirms to People that Rimes’ problems do not include substance abuse or an eating disorder.
During weekend breaks from treatment, her rep tells People that Rimes will keep her September weekend tour obligations. She’s set to release a new album, Spitfire, in the coming months.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications