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Nothing comes between LeAnn Rimes and her fans. Despite having checked herself into a 30-day treatment program last week, the country singer -- who is being treated for "anxiety and stress" -- gave a full-length show to a crowd in Eau Claire, Wis., on Friday.
Singing for a packed house, Rimes, 30, premiered several songs from her upcoming album Spitfire. She also joked about "the elephant in the room" and assured fans that she was making progress in treatment.
"I'm totally cool and so happy; I think I'm about to cry," Rimes told the audience. "Thanks for being awesome fans -- patient and understanding."
According to People, Rimes' new songs are edgier and more emotional than her previous material, which may be a reflection of her mental state. As she told the Friday night crowd, "I'm pissed off at a lot of things, and I just can't say it. So, it comes out in the music... On this new record, I guess I bared everything down to the core."
The singer-actress voluntarily entered treatment on Aug. 29th, telling the press, "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." On Wednesday, a source close to the singer told People that she was "already feeling better, stronger." She plans to check back into the program after performing a trio of concerts in the Midwest -- a plan which seems to be going well.
"Thanks to all my wonderful fans in Wisconsin," Rimes tweeted after Friday's show. "You showed me an amazing amount of love and respect tonight. Love you always."