Thursday, August 30, 2012
Garland’s LeAnn Rimes seeking treatment for anxiety and stress
One report says she's been cyber bullied.
People.com reports that singer LeAnn Rimes has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress. This according to her rep Marcel Pariseau, who added that “she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms.”
Rimes tells People she hopes to emerge from treatment with better tools to deal with the life she’ll be returning to. She adds: “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,” she adds. “I’ll have the tools to know how to deal with them.”
What are those things that affect her? Celebuzz reports that part of the reason for Rimes’ treatment is months of unrelenting abuse on the Internet and Twitter.
“It hasn’t stopped and they are clearly offensive,” a source close to the situation said. “It has been a campaign of abuse.”
One website, titled LunaticLeAnnRimes, has posted unrelenting messages and derided her appearance in photos with husband Eddie Cibrian, who was formerly married to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville.
What’s next for Rimes? She will continue to perfom in September during breaks from treatment. ”The facility has granted her permission to keep her weekend tour obligations, as LeAnn doesn’t want to disappoint her fans,” adds her rep. “She will report back after each weekend.”