LeAnn Rimes shares her fight against mental health.
In a recent interview with Fox News, the 38-year-old country singer said that after 15 years of pent-up trauma, the day after her 30th birthday, she underwent treatment for anxiety and depression.
“At first I didn’t want to face my pain because I thought I’d get lost in it. But I didn’t,” she shared.
Asking for help: LeAnn Rimes, 38, says she sought treatment for her depression and anxiety in a new interview the day after she was 30: “At first I didn’t want to face my pain because I thought I would lose in it ‘; pictured November 2020
When she began her career in music at the age of 13, her whirlwind of success caused her to bury many of her problems and only later to realize the extent of her oppression.
When she went on to say that she was trying to remove the stigma, asking for help, she delved into her break point and shared why she ultimately sought treatment.
“People are so ashamed to talk about it and ask for help, but taking away the shame is so important. I had so much sadness, it all piled up and I had to give in, ”she said.
Around 2012, when she finally got help, she was embroiled in a scandal after having an affair with Real Housewife’s husband and ex-spouse Brandi Glanville, Eddie Cibrian, while both were still married.
Increasing Trauma: The culmination of 15 years of trauma and being embroiled in a scandal after an extramarital affair, LeAnn said she had reached her breaking point; pictured 2011
In defense: Around 2012, after publicizing her affair with now-husband Cibrian, she had to fend off allegations by his ex-wife Glanville that she had a “severe eating disorder” and was addicted to laxatives
The Can’t Fight the Moonlight singer also had to fend off allegations made by a despised Glanville that she was addicted to laxatives and had a serious eating disorder, which she described as “fancy allegations.”
In a television interview, she came up on the matter and said, “You cannot break what is already broken.”
During the release of her new album, CHANT: The Human & The Holy, Rime said the album came about by chance.
“It took my entire journey to get something like this born through me. I just trusted it and not questioned it,” she shared as she shared both her highs and lows for her support throughout her life credited to the recording.
She called the 2021 album a “Big Trust Project”, as she said she wanted to “go forward without putting me under my own limits” while adding that she needed something bigger and “wanted to be of use to something bigger” .
Pushing Forward: The artist credited meditation for helping her find the strength to write her new album and also as a necessary remedy for her stress levels amid the pandemic; pictured 2020
The artist also attributed meditation as an essential part of the synthesis of mind, body and soul, as she said it “changed my life a lot” and helped her overcome the pandemic.
“It’s like coming to my house,” she said.
“I have a daily practice, but during this time of lockdown it was incredibly difficult to keep up with that daily practice, but every time I come back to it I remember why I meditate,” she continued.
LeAnn also said it was a “big factor” in reducing her stress levels and “reducing inflammation in the body” when she spoke openly about her lifelong battle with psoriasis in a recent Glamor essay.
Lifelong battle: LeAnn posed for Glamor magazine and wrote a personal essay about her lifelong battle with psoriasis, in which she said, “I felt like I had to hide.” pictured October 29th
“I felt like I had to hide,” she said. ‘Nobody talked about it. And certainly not when I signed my first record deal when I was 11. In the world we lived in, our “shortcomings” were not brought to the fore. “
On her new iHeartRadio podcast, Wholly Human, the singer plans to share her contested journey to get to her current state of health.
“All parts of our humanity are just as valuable as what we believe to be whole,” she concluded.
Open Discourse: Rimes’ upcoming album CHANT and the new podcast Wholly Human are the products of her lifelong journey to a “fuller” state of being as she blames both of them for helping her forge a new chapter in her life . pictured 2020