Country singer LeAnn Rimes says that she feels like she is starting over after leaving treatment. She has already completed a 30-day stay at an in-patient facility to deal with her stress and anxiety, but says that she is ready to begin a new chapter in her life. She also said that she feels fortunate to have been given a second chance.
When speaking to Katie Couric on her show “Katie”, she said, “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?”
She said that she was “hurting so badly” before checking herself in for treatment, and said that she received a lot of negative comments online about her struggles. She revealed, “People look at you and go, ‘Why are you struggling?’ No one can quite understand why you hurt so badly.”
With regard to receiving treatment, she said, “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 of how I am and how I should be, and now I’m focusing on how I want to be.”