LeAnn Rimes Speaks Up About Rehab Trip

October 2, 2012 By:
LeAnn Rimes Speaks Up About Rehab Trip

It’s the re-arrival of LeAnn Rimes!

Following her highly publicized and highly questionable trip to rehab, the country pop songstress is opening up about her personal life. And, based on a new interview, the treatment played out more like a vacation.

The interview was first published by the Boston Herald.

"I've been in therapy my whole life," she said. "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,” she added. “Now I'm focusing on how I want to be."

As Hollyscoop previously reported, Rimes checked in to rehab in August due to what her rep had described as “anxiety and stress.”
LeAnn's rehab stint was a 30-day trip to a voluntary facility where her goal was to learn how to cope with her personal issues.

In the interview, she blames Twitter and Facebook as the instigators for the climax of her problems.

“It’s hard to take it day after day of reading and seeing things that someone you don’t even know says about you,” she said. “As much as you said you don’t want it to penetrate, it does, because you’re human.”

LeAnn has also been wrapped up in a legal battle with Twitter users Kimberly Smiley and Lexi Smiley, who published excerpts from the singer’s phone call that painted her in a bad light.

Despite the minor setback, Rimes seems locked and loaded moving forward. She is marking her 30th birthday with the release of her new album Spitfire.

“I have felt like I’ve had a piece of tape over my mouth the last four years,” she said on the new release. “I wanted to start the next 30 years of my life on a great foot.”

The first sappy single of the album, “What Have I Done?” promises to tell the tale of her struggles. The track hits iTunes on December 10.