LeAnn Rimes made a moody return to the stage over the weekend, just one week after she checked into rehab to deal with anxiety and emotional issues.
'I'm totally cool and so happy. I think I'm about to cry," Rimes, 30, told an audience in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
The singer didn't address the controversy surrounding her rehab directly, but she did tell the audience that she's "pissed off at a lot of things, and I just can't say it. So, it comes out in the music."
Rimes planned to return to rehab on Monday, though she still has plenty of trouble going on.
Still Pursuing the Lawsuit
One of the main reasons sources say Rimes went to rehab was incessant cyber bullying by people on Twitter. The singer even opted to sue two of those alleged haters, teacher Kimberly Smiley and her daughter Lexi Smiley, for harassment. Detractors have criticized Rimes for suing a teacher, but she vows to keep going.
And if Rimes wins the lawsuit? She plans to donate the money to the Trevor Project, an anti-bullying non-profit set up to prevent LGBT teen suicide.
Defendant Strikes Back
The Smileys aren't going down without a fight, though: Their online friends are banding together to create "Team Smiley" to raise money for donations.
"Our friends Kim & Lexi Smiley are in need of our help! They are going to be fighting a court battle against LeAnn Rimes who has more money for, and more experience with, suing people for ridiculous reasons (but I digress)," a blog post from "Team Smiley" reads. "Every dollar collected, less the fee that PayPal automatically charges, will be sent to the #TeamSmiley Defense Fund. The only purpose for this is to help our friends defend themselves against this lawsuit."
Can they earn enough to rival Rimes' millions? Stay tuned.
Childhood Mentor Concerned for Rimes
Songwriter Bill Mack has known Rimes since she first started in the music industry at age 12 - he was the scribe behind her first hit, "Blue." However, he thinks she's now famous for all the wrong reasons, like breaking up a marriage and her incessant Twitter drama.
"She was overworked and overbooked with such a high degree of personal stress that she never had the opportunity to just be a kid," Mack told RadarOnline of the reason for her stunted maturity. "Now that she has time to sit down and sort through her emotional problems, it's finally all catching up to her 15 years later."
Will 30 days of treatment fix 15-plus years of emotional problems? Doubtful, but the jury is still out.
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