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LeAnn Rimes is taking a break — at an unnamed rehab facility, just a day after her 30th birthday.
"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.
The country star had just celebrated the milestone birthday at Nobu in LA with husband Eddie Cibrian, 39.
“It feels so different yet no different at all,” she wrote on her website. “I had a wonderful day full of peace with my friends and family. I'm so happy to have arrived here. It's a true time of reflection and healing, exactly what I'm going to do. Eddie made my day so special, but he makes every day special. We went to Nobu for dinner, sat by the water, shared sake, sushi, cake and several happy tears. OH, and on top of my already beautiful birthday gift he gave me the greatest new camera to capture the next decade of memories with. I'm blessed, I know it and this decade is all about enjoying every beautiful person and experience that's gifted to me from above.”
But something was clearly very wrong and she is now being treated for anxiety and stress. Rep Marcel Pariseau adds that she is not seeking help for drug abuse or an eating disorder.
“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,” he explains.
And LeAnn says she will come out of the experience stronger.
"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."