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Thursday
Aug302012

LeAnn Rimes in Treatment for 'Anxiety and Stress'

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- LeAnn Rimes has voluntarily entered treatment to deal with emotional issues, her rep tells People magazine.

In a statement, her spokesman says, "LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress.  While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms."  

He adds, "While privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated."

Rimes, who turned 30 on Tuesday, checked into the facility on Wednesday.  She tells People magazine that she wants to learn how to better deal with her life.

"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, adding, "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.  I'll have the tools to know how to deal with them."

Rimes' husband, Eddie Cibrian, tells People that his wife is "the most remarkable and courageous woman I know," and says he's "so proud" of her for being strong enough to "take some time for herself."

The spokesman confirms to People that Rimes' problems do not include substance abuse or an eating disorder.

During weekend breaks from treatment, her rep tells People that Rimes will keep her September weekend tour obligations.  She's set to release a new album, Spitfire, in the coming months.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Jan252012

Heather Locklear Not Going to Rehab

John Shearer/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- When Heather Locklear was rushed to the hospital on Jan. 12 after mixing alcohol and Xanax, many speculated whether the Melrose Place actress would return to rehab for a third time. But according to a source close the family, that is not the plan.

Instead, the 50-year-old actress has resumed the ongoing sobriety program she began and maintained in 2011 until the difficult split with her fiancé, actor Jack Wagner. Locklear will work with doctors who will monitor her progress, and she will continue to be tested monthly for drugs and alcohol. The family is also receiving support from UCLA to help with the anxiety caused by the breakup.

According to the source, Locklear had not had a drink for months. But her split with fiancé Jack Wagner in November and receiving numerous bottles of wine as gifts for Christmas led her to fall off the wagon. At the time of her hospitalization, Heather was “menopausal, depressed and dealing with a great deal of anxiety of a recent breakup,” said the source. “When her sister suspected something was wrong, she didn’t mess around and called 911.”

Though she was the one who called off the three-month engagement to Wagner, she was still struggling with it in January.  According to our source, Locklear, who has been married twice before, decided she didn’t want to walk down the aisle again. But Wagner did, which caused big disagreements between the couple until she finally ended it.

Locklear’s previous issues with depression and substance abuse and her family’s history of alcoholism led her to voluntarily turn to experts at UCLA for support. She’s reportedly back to her daily 90-minute workout routines and also doing therapy to address the breakup and anxiety associated with it.

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