"It's time to emotionally check out for a second," says singer, who will honor concert dates on weekends
LeAnn Rimes has checked into an in-patient treatment center to work on her anxiety and stress issues. The country-pop singer, who turned 30 this week, tells People she'll spend 30 days developing tools to help her cope with her hectic 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. "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."
The singer's rep asserts the treatment is not for any long-rumored eating disorder and asks for privacy.
In an unusual move, Rimes will actually be leaving the unnamed treatment center for three of the weekends in September to play previously announced concert dates.
"The facility has granted her permission to keep her weekend tour obligations, as LeAnn doesn't want to disappoint her fans," her rep says. "She will report back after each weekend."
Rimes is currently working on her 12th studio album, titled "Spitfire," which hits stores next spring.