TICKER: LeAnn Rimes enters rehab for ‘anxiety and stress’… just a day after celebrating her 30th birthday

LeAnn Rimes has entered rehab for ‘anxiety and stress’.

The country singer has ‘voluntarily’ admitted herself to the facility for 30 days… just a day after her 30th birthday.

Rimes’ representative Marcel Pariseau has confirmed the news to People.com, saying in a statement: ‘LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress.

‘While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.’

And the star has spoken out herself about her decision to go into the rehabilitation centre.

She told the website: ‘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.’

It comes just a day after she let her hair down for her 30th celebrations.

She has spent the past month indulging in an array of festivities to mark the milestone.

And on Tuesday, as the big day finally arrived, LeAnn Rimes headed out to a Malibu restaurant with husband Eddie Cibrian for an intimate dinner for what surely must be her last celebration of the milestone.

But her husband has also spoken out to show his support for her decision.

He added: ‘My wife is the most remarkable and courageous woman I know.

‘I am so proud of her for having the strength to finally take some time for herself. I will be with her every step of the way.’

Daily Mail

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