LeAnn Rimes Recalls Being in 'Very Dark Place' During Rehab
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The 'How Do I Live?' hitmaker shares that she checked into a treatment facility in August 2012 because she needed to get out of her 'deep codependency.'

AceShowbiz - LeAnn Rimes was in a "very, very dark place" when she checked into rehab. The "How Do I Live?" hitmaker shared that she checked into a treatment facility in August 2012 because she needed to get out of her "deep codependency" and learn how to be alone and to look after herself.

The star, who shot to fame when she was just 13 years old, told Insider, "I was in a very, very dark place. I had never been alone. There was always someone around, whether it be a parent or a manager, an agent or a publicist, or a husband, or whatever it was." She added, "It was just time. It was time for me to break away from my deep codependency and to figure out what was chemically going on to be able to take care of myself."

The 39-year-old star also admitted achieving success at such a young age and the stress that came with it had taken a toll on her mental health. She said, "Being in the public eye from the time I was very young and having to override my humanness I think was a huge part of my experience with anxiety and depression and what was triggering it."

Last year, the "Can't Fight the Moonlight" hitmaker, who is married to Eddie Cibrian, revealed she battled "pretty heavy depression" during the coronavirus pandemic because she had never spent so much time in one place. "I have my whole life, on the road, I’ve never had this much time at home. Like my nervous system was just like, 'What are we doing?' " she explained. "Even though I meditate and do all the things like I’m still, there was still this kind of energy that’s always on. That really kind of is my baseline."

"So, when that got taken away, the false security of having a job my whole life, like having all the things removed and I was terrified as everyone else, including feeling like you’re going to walk out your door and die. [I had] some pretty heavy depression, but I’ve now come out of it," she added.

Finding therapy helpful in tackling her difficulties, LeAnn said, "And the upside of that, which has been good. [It helps to get] a different perspective, because sometimes we can be in our own world and not be able to step out of it. So, I've always found that therapy definitely helps with that. It's not about an end game. It's like, this is the human journey."

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