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LeAnn Rimes is Out of Rehab Already and Everything’s Totally Fine Now

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From People:

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?

LeAnn Rimes’ Friend Makes a Statement About LeAnn Rimes in Rehab

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From People:

After just a week in treatment for anxiety and stress, LeAnn Rimes is making strides in tackling her emotional issues.

“She’s already feeling better, stronger,” a friend of the country star tells PEOPLE in its new issue.

LeAnn checked herself into rehab last week, right after her thirtieth birthday, and initially made this statement about her hospitalization:

“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. 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.”

She followed that up with this when People asked her to elaborate on her rehab stay:

“I’m happy and healthy. I just want to be happier and healthier more consistently. I don’t want to wake up and not truly be enjoying my life and these amazing things around me.”

Man. This is an awful lot of statements about one woman’s decision to check out of life for a little while to focus on healing some long-open sores. It’s no wonder she’s in rehab, jeez.

Can we start taking bets on how many women Eddie‘s going to bang while LeAnn’s away? Two? Four? Three and an ex-wife?

Quotables: LeAnn Rimes’ Harasser Makes a Statement

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“I plan to take my own action against her. This could impact my family and business. Somebody needs to stand up or LeAnn will continue doing this for the rest of her life. I have a right to my opinion. I have never bullied her. She blocked me on Twitter and then I took my account private, so how can I bully her if I’m blocked AND have a private account? It makes no sense. People who don’t like her have a right to their opinion. She’s a public figure. But I have never bullied her. … My daughter was in tears over the lawsuit. This could affect her future employment. She called ME. She was trying to berate me into liking her. When she didn’t get her way she got frustrated. She called me ‘incredibly f***ing rude.’ She was really mad. I guess she is used to people bowing down to her but I’m not that kind of person. She’s not used to people standing their ground. One of her people said I was sending derogatory tweets to her for years. That’s false. I was not expecting her phone call and I didn’t even answer the phone the first time she tried to call. Then she texted me to answer the phone. I was worried but I did. It seemed odd that she was calling me.”

Again, I’m going to stand by my original statement that LeAnn, apparently, has some emotional and possibly mental issues. Which is why she’s probably in rehab as we speak (if she’s still in rehab, and not pretending to be so she could peep what Eddie does “on his own time”).

This lady, if she’s as intelligent as she claims to be (she’s a teacher, I believe, though that’s kind of a moot point in this situation—or really, in any situation), should know not to provoke someone who’s going to pursue vengeance upon them and who has a history of being … well, of being a little off. No, it sounds to me that this Smiley woman knew exactly what she was doing, and she was probably well aware of what might come out of it.

Team LeAnn, though I can’t believe I’m even saying that.