LeAnn Rimes opens up about seeking treatment for her mental health: ‘It was just about time’
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In a candid new interview with LeAnn Rimes, the singer opened up about how her career has contributed to her mental health struggles.
Rimes, 39, has been in the spotlight since she was a teenager and always felt she had to be a “superhuman” performer, she recently said. Initiated. At times, the singer had to push herself to get on stage, even while feeling ill, which ultimately amplified her physical and mental health issues.
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“Being in the public eye since I was very young and having to push past my humanity, I think that was a big part of my experience with anxiety and depression and what triggered them,” Rimes explained, noting that she was in a “dark place” and had “never been alone” in dealing with her problems.
Rimes, who hosts the mental health-focused podcast “Wholly Human”, remembers the time she went to a treatment center when she was 30.
“It was just about time,” she shared. “It was time for me to break away from my deep codependency and figure out what was going on chemically so I could take care of myself.”
Now, the “How Do I Live” singer is seeking a balanced lifestyle, including taking more time to release new music.
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“I’m much more aware of my own needs, wants, and limitations,” she said, “and I structure my life around that, instead of allowing it to structure me.”
Rimes previously noted that finding a cure “was the best gift I could have given myself”, in a July 2021 interview with United States today.
“I’ve constantly had people around me my whole life, whether it’s parents, my ex-husband, a manager or an agent – all eyes in the world were constantly on me,” she told the time. “Talk about codependency. I had never really been alone until I went to treatment for anxiety and depression.