LeAnn Rimes recently opened up to Katie Couric about her month-long stint in rehab for stress and anxiety, saying she has sought counseling for years but never really went public with it.
“I’ve been in therapy my whole life,” the Grammy winner explained. “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, and now I’m focusing on how I want to be.”
The 30-year old country singer checked into therapy after she was the victim of some online bullying; her husband, Eddie Cibrian, was married when they met on the set of a film, and his ex-wife’s friends didn’t take kindly to LeAnn entering the picture.
“I think it’s really hard to deal with Twitter and Facebook,” the singer said. “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 as you said you don’t want it to penetrate, it does, because you’re human.”
Rimes says she feels like she’s been given a chance to start over, however, and is happy to be moving on. Her interview with Katie Couric on “All Access Nashville” airs Friday, October 26th at 9 p.m.