LeAnn Rimes said she couldn’t ignore “the elephant in the room” on Friday night, and she wanted all her fans to know that she’s doing well after checking herself into treatment on Aug. 29 to deal with anxiety and stress.
“I’m totally cool and so happy; I think I’m about to cry,” Rimes told the crowd at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center in Eau Claire, Wis. “Thanks for being awesome fans – patient and understanding.”
Rimes, 30, performed an impressive 14-song, 70-minute concert on Friday, giving fans a taste of new material that foregrounds personal turmoil in her lyrics.
Oh, so she’s out of rehab and she’s performing mini-concerts, then, huh? Gosh. Rehab works wonders, guys. Some feats never cease to amaze me, for real.
Investigating LeAnn‘s early departure a little more, I learned that she’s headed back to rehab already—but not until after she performs a “series of concerts” in the Midwest over the coming weeks. Because apparently, shows couldn’t be postponed. And LeAnn just couldn’t check into rehab after the shows were over, no.
No, the “real” reason that LeAnn supposedly left early, non-refundable tickets aside, was because she’s too busy worrying about her husband, Eddie Cibrian, and that he’ll cheat on her while she’s in rehab. From Us Weekly:
“She’s been stressed about always being called a home-wrecker and also worried that Eddie is cheating on her. She’s been on a downward spiral.”
And even her childhood mentor, Bill Mack, the dude who discovered LeAnn Rimes, says that “Hollywood’s changed [LeAnn] for the worse.” He continues by saying that she craves attention, and she’s getting it for all the wrong reasons. Bill says, “LeAnn is a beautiful girl with an incredible voice, but recently she’s getting attention for all the wrong reasons like breaking up a marriage, eating disorders and now going to rehab.” He continues by bashing her looks. “Her appearance alone is cause for concern as she looks much older than 30-year-old; she doesn’t look healthy anymore,” Bill says. “She made good money, but she didn’t have the love and support she needed and she had a lot anger bottled up inside, which is now starting to affect her both physically and mentally.”
So maybe she should, I don’t know, get back to rehab and finish the damn thing?