LeAnn Rimes is “starting over” after completing a 30-day stint in in-patient treatment for stress and anxiety. The recent rehabber says she feels fortunate to have been given a chance to rebuild her life.
“I feel like I am starting over even though I’ve had all these years behind me. How many people get to [start] over again in this day and age?” LeAnn confessed during a new interview with Katie Couric.
“I had never taken a break for myself to examine myself and to just learn who I am, outside of LeAnn Rimes,for 30 years. I was this big voice, this little girl that, you know, no one really knew much about. I couldn’t really grow up even understanding who it really was that I was.”
Rimes — who first found success as a teen country artist in the 1990s — saw her
emotional well-being rattled after she started receiving negative comments from online trolls about her alleged eating disorder and her relationship with husband Eddie Cibrian — which began as an affair while both were still married to other people.
“People look at you and go, ‘Why are you struggling?’… No one can quite understand why you hurt so badly.”
LeAnn’s chat with Couric will air on Katie on Oct. 25 and as part of a 20/20 special, All Access Nashville, at 9 p.m. ET on Oct 26.