LeAnn Rimes Opens Up About Rehab Stint: 'I'm Focusing on How I Want To Be'

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After voluntarily entering a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress, LeAnn Rimes has emerged a new person.

In her first post-rehab interview, the country crooner says she was grateful for the break, which she took after being brutally cyber-bullied on Twitter.

“I’ve been in therapy my whole life,” the 30-year-old explained to the Boston Herald. “I like going. I like being able to have that third-party input and someone to listen that has nothing to do with your life."

How is the singer coping now that she's out of treatment?

"Everyone has an opinion of how I am and how I should be, and now I’m focusing on how I want to be,” she said regarding her new outlook on life.

“I think it’s really hard to deal with Twitter and Facebook and all these social media outlets,” Rimes added. “And it’s hard to take it day after day of reading and seeing things that someone you don’t even know says about you. As much as you said you don’t want it to penetrate, it does, because you’re human.”

Just days after celebrating her 30th birthday, Rimes sought treatment after being harassed by a group of Twitter trolls who sent to "How Do I Live" songstress a series of abusive messages. The users even went so far as to create a website titled LunaticLeAnnRimes, where they derided Rimes' appearance in photos with husband Eddie Cibrian.

“It has been a campaign of abuse,” a source close to the situation told Celebuzz at the time.

On Aug. 30, Rimes filed a lawsuit at the Los Angeles County Superior Court against Kimberly Smiley and Lexi Smiley, two women she claims were behind the vicious tweets.

In the court documents, Rimes alleges the women — who are supporters of Brandi Glanville, Cibrian’s first wife — had invaded her privacy when they illegally recorded a phone conversation and distributed it on the internet without her consent.

Glanville has since opened up about the situation, tweeting on Sept. 12, "I saw some of the nasty tweets sent to LR they were MEAN but NOTHING compared 2 the ones her paid employees sent me over 2 yrs #hypocrit."


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  • gross

    Leann is someone who does nothing but put people down, for example, Leann and her lawyer bully everyone so badly that no one stands up to the lies that are being posted by Celebuzz and People mag. What do you think is going to happen because Celebuzz and People mag support Leann as she bullies others?

  • Holly Ison
    Holly Ison

    I pray every day that LeAnn is doing well and that she is able to shake the dust from her feet when dealing with those who do nothing but put down her every move. (bowing my head) God bless you and her always!!! Holly in East Tennessee (a day one fan of LeAnn)

  • gross

    Celebuzz and People magazines support of Leann is disgusting. She was never in rehab and it's sad that Celebuzz and People magazine continue to faciliate that lie knowing that this was all a big hoax orchestrated byt Leann Rimes as means to clean up her image because she is gearing up to promote her album next week. Leann spent less than two weeks in rehab, so would Celebuzz and People magazine care to explain to everyone how Leann could have gotten help? Leann is still the same Leann before she entered treatment. She is still oversharing on twitter, bragging about her album which is about her affair with a married man, paying sites like this to write these vomit inducing fluffpieces, exploiting Brandi's kids, tweeting photos of herself nonstop, exploiting charity, hanging out with people who trash Brandi, and trying to convince people that holding Eddie's hand means he isn't cheating on her. Why would you write this nonsense when it's clear that rehab did nothing for Leann? Rehab was fun for her because she wasn't at rehab, she was at a spa. If rehab helped Leann why hasn't her bad behavior changed? Why is she still famewhoring? "Rehab" was a publicity stunt to clean up Leann's image. No one believes that she was in rehab and since she is giving interviews after only having been in "rehab" for two weeks, that confirms it!

  • Sara

    Ohhh back on Leann's dick I see.