LeAnn Rimes Shines in Wisconsin: Singer Delivers ‘Emotional’ First Performance Since Treatment (EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS)

Peggy Truong | September 8, 2012 - 10:18 am

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LeAnn Rimes made a grand return to the stage on Friday, just days after entering a treatment program. And Celebuzz has your exclusive look at the 30-year-old’s show, held at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center in Wisconsin.

Rimes, who performed in a relaxed tank, tights and boots, appeared “emotional” during the show, a source tells Celebuzz.

She also talked “once in between the first couple songs for fan support,” the source adds.

Rimes, who is taking a quick break from her 30-day program, will make two more stops in the Midwest this weekend.

The singer is due in Iowa on Saturday, followed by a show in Indiana on Sunday.

According to People, Rimes assured the crowd in Wisconsin on Friday that she was “totally cool and so happy; I think I’m about to cry.”

Her 14-song set, which lasted for about 70 minutes, included material from her upcoming album, Spitfire.

“I’m pissed of at a lot of things, and I just can’t say it . . . so, it comes out in the music,” Rimes said during the show, People reports.

After the show, Rimes took to Twitter to write the following to her fans:


On Aug. 29, the country singer checked into a treatment center for what her rep called “anxiety” and difficulty with “coping mechanisms.”

Later that day, Rimes’ attorney filed suit in a California court. The suit claims that two women, identified as Kimberly and Lexi Smiley, harassed the singer on Twitter, and illegally recorded a phone call and distributed it on the internet.

As Celebuzz reported on Friday, Rimes will return to in-patient treatment after her weekend shows.

Click through the gallery above for exclusive photos of Rimes’ performance in Wisconsin.