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LeAnn RimesLeAnn Rimes just hours before entering treatment facility -- photo via Daily Mail

Well this is a bit odd and unexpected.

On Wednesday, after a month of celebrating her 30th birthday at various birthday parties, LeAnn checked herself into a 30-day inpatient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress. 

Really? Now that's the kind of birthday present I would love to give myself -- 30 days off to relax and deal with stress. I wish. 

LeAnn's rep released a statement to head off any rumors that might start after the news hit the web: 

"While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms," Pariseau said, adding "while privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated."

Wonder if the facility has a Twitter detox program? Seems LeAnn could de-stress a bunch just by getting off the social network.  

LeAnn told People.com that this is "a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself."

"All the things in my life will be there when I get out, but you know what?" Rimes said. "I'm hoping they're not going to affect me as much. I'll have the tools to know how to deal with them."

I guess it just goes to show you that no matter how much money a person has or how big of a smile a person puts on, we all have our demons and issues to deal with. 

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