LeAnn Rimes opened up about why she decided to enter a rehabilitation facility during an interview with The Boston Herald. The singer stated it is very difficult to deal with online social networks, during her first post-rehab meeting with the press. She discussed at length the frustration which built after reading negative comments by posters who do not know her personally.
The country music star recalled dealing with a high level of drama throughout her life. She cited being estranged from her manager father during her younger years as a significant stresser, according to Radar Online.
Rimes had this to say about her decision to enter rehab:
“I think it’s really hard to deal with Twitter and Facebook and all these social media outlets. 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 has you said you don’t want it to penetrate, it does, because you’re human.”
The love triangle between LeAnn, her now-husband Eddie Cibrian, and Brandi Glanville was also noted among the stress-inducing scenarios which plagued the singer in recent years. She did not appear shy about discussing her woes during the post-treatment interview. Rimes openly admitted that she has been seeking outside help to deal with her personal issues for quite awhile.
The country music star had this to say about engaging in mental health treatment:
“I’ve been in therapy my whole life. 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 on how I am and how I should be, and now I’m focusing on how I want to be.”
The seemingly refreshed country music star claims she felt like she had a “piece of tape” on her mouth for years and is determined to start her third decade on earth with a decidedly new and positive outlook.