(LOS ANGELES) — LeAnn Rimes’ planned performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday evening was apparently pulled at the last minute because, according to the host, the singer burst a blood vessel in her vocal cords.
Rimes did sit down for a chat with Kimmel and explained she had a bout with allergies that required her to get an injection in her nose, and that her doctor put her on strict vocal rest.
“I’m not supposed to be talking,” she told Kimmel, “but I’m talking to you.”
Rimes revealed she was using a dry erase board to communicate at home, and said she was going on two weeks of vocal rest as soon as the interview was over.
Rimes did manage to talk about her ongoing spat with Brandi Glanville, the ex-wife of Rimes’ husband Eddie Cibrian, with whom Rimes had an affair that led to the ends of their previous marriages.
On Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live! Monday night, Glanville called Rimes “insane,” and Rimes tweeted back for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star to “KMA” — shorthand for Rimes telling Glanville to kiss her backside.
Kimmel asked Rimes why she even bothered to respond.
“You have a little something that…none of the Real Housewives…have,” Kimmel said. “You’re talented.”
Rimes explained, she often doesn’t take the bait, but, “There comes a time where you’re just like, ‘Screw You.’…and that’s all you want to say…And then you’re like, ‘I’m done with this for another three months.'”
Rimes recently released “What Have I Done,” the first single from her upcoming album Spitfire, due out April 9.
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