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LeAnn Rimes checks into treatment before Oxford Fair performance

Isaac Brekken | AP
Isaac Brekken | AP
Country singer and actess LeAnn Rimes arrives at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in April 2012. The 30-year-old Rimes checked into a a 30-day in-patient treatment facility for anxiety and stress Wednesday, Aug. 29.
By Leslie H. Dixon, Sun Journal

OXFORD, Maine — LeAnn Rimes has checked herself into a 30-day treatment center just two weeks before she is due to headline the entertainment at the Oxford Fair.

Jackie Young, president of the Oxford County Agricultural Society, said she is waiting to hear from Rimes’ representative to confirm the singer will still appear at the fair on the evening of September 15.

New reports today are saying the Grammy award winning singer has checked into a 30-day treatment center to “cope with anxiety and stress.”

Young said she is not overly concerned with the reports because an online People Magazine bulletin has reported that the singer intends to keep all her weekend commitments and Rimes is set to play to the Oxford Fair audience Saturday, Sept. 15.

According to that statement in the online edition of People, “The country star — who has been gearing up for the upcoming release of her latest studio album, ‘Spitfire,’ and a fall tour — will continue to perform in September during breaks from treatment.”

The article quoted Rimes’ representative as saying “The facility has granted her permission to keep her weekend tour obligations, as LeAnn doesn’t want to disappoint her fans. She will report back after each weekend.”

The Oxford Fair recently announced a $5 ticket for the show and admittance to the fair that day.

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