Just one day after her 30th birthday, LeAnn Rimes has checked herself into a 30-day in-patient treatment tactility.
“LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress,” her rep Marcel Pariseau tells PEOPLE in an exclusive 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 voluntarily checked herself in on Wednesday (August 29) so that she can come out of the facility better equipped to deal with life.
“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 says.
“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.”
Rimes’s husband, Eddie Cibrian is showing his support for wife and is proud of the steps she’s taking.
“My wife is the most remarkable and courageous woman I know,” says Cibrian. “I am so proud of her for having the strength to finally take some time for herself. I will be with her every step of the way.”
The singer’s rep confirms that she did not enter the facility to treat an eating disorder or for substance abuse.
SOURCE – PEOPLE