LeAnn Rimes has opened up about the cost of the spotlight and her role as a performer has taken a toll on her mental health.
In a candid interview with Well-informed person, The 39-year-old country music star opened up about her struggles navigating fame and the mental health issues she’s faced as a result.
“Being in the public eye from a very young age and having to override my humanity, I think, was a big part of my experience with anxiety and depression and what triggered it,” she confessed.
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Rimes, who hosts a mental health-focused podcast called fully humanshe admitted that she quickly found herself in a “dark place” and had “never been alone” in facing her problems head-on.
By the time she turned 30, the singer had checked herself into a treatment center to help clear her mind.
“It was just the moment,” he shared. “It was time to break out of my deep codependency and figure out what was going on chemically so I could take care of myself.”
The ‘Can’t Fight the Moonlight’ singer has faced a lot of public scrutiny in the past, particularly when she was blamed for the breakup of Eddie Cibrian and Brandi Glanville’s marriage in 2009.
Rimes and Cibrian sparked romance rumors when they co-starred in the film. Aurora borealis. To complicate matters, Rimes married dancer-turned-chef Dean Sheremet.
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The duo’s affair ended both of their marriages, and the pair boldly tied the knot in 2011.
As the singer moves on with her life, nearly 11 years after the cheating scandal, Rimes says she now focuses on her own “needs, wants and limitations” in life rather than “allowing it to structure me.”
Rimes has previously been very open about her mental health struggles, speaking with therapist Amy Morrin on mind very well podcast in 2021 about her unhealthy experience returning to the stage after the pandemic.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been off the road for 16 months like this, at one point, for a solid period of time. I did my first show again recently in front of thousands of people. I was so excited,” she told Morrin.
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“I’m like, oh my gosh, the experience I’m having right now is so intense. And it was also like, nothing happened. I came out, it’s like riding a bike, it didn’t feel like there was 16 months in between.
“I recognized when I came out, how unhealthy some of this was [was]. I’m like, this is not the normal experience I’m supposed to have, and I’ve been having this intense, energetic experience my whole life.”
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