Country singer LeAnn Rimes, who turned 30 last week, has entered a treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress.
“LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress,” her rep Marcel Pariseau said in a statement. “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.”
Rimes, who is married to actor Eddie Cibrian, checked into the facility Wednesday, one day after her birthday. “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,” she told PEOPLE. “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.”
While Rimes has been the center of media attention because of her skin-and-bones figure, her rep says she is not seeking help for an eating disorder or substance abuse.
She will continue to perform and promote her new album Spitfire while seeking treatment, her rep added. “The facility has granted her permission to keep her weekend tour obligations, as LeAnn doesn’t want to disappoint her fans. She will report back after each weekend.”
It’s stressful stealing other women’s husbands. I’ll bet Brandi Glanville is having a field day with this one!