LeAnn Rimes shocked everyone when she entered a treatment facility last month. While there had been rumors floating around the web as to why she went, she insisted it was to deal with stress and anxiety. now that the 30-year-old singer has been released, she’s telling all in a new interview.
“I’ve been in therapy my whole life,” LeAnn 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. Everyone has an opinion of how I am and how I should be, and now I’m focusing on how I want to be.”
Prior to entering rehab, LeAnn had been dealing with a few cyber-bullies and even threatened to sue at one point. The group of Twitter users, some of which refer to themselves as the Brandi Bunch, were responsible for regular “merciless and vitriolic” attacks on the singer which began when she started dating her now-husband Eddie Cibrian (who was Brandi Glanville’s then-husband).
“I think it’s really hard to deal with Twitter and Facebook and all these social media outlets,” LeAnn explains to the Boston Herald. “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.”
Since marrying Eddie, things haven’t gotten better for LeAnn but now that she has completed treatment, she’s ready to face the music and address her public affair in a new track titled “What Have I Done?”
“I have felt like I’ve had a piece of tape over my mouth the last four years,” LeAnn states. “I wanted to start the next 30 years of my life on a great foot.”