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LeAnn Rimes wanted a 'graceful' breakdown

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LeAnn Rimes wanted a 'graceful' breakdown

LeAnn Rimes tried to have a "graceful" breakdown.

The 'Can't Fight The Moonlight' hitmaker found it exciting being able to pick up the pieces and "rebuild them" following her semi-breakdown.

Speaking about her new album, she told HELLO! magazine: "This is a powerful record for me. I'm in my 30s now and whether it's in your 30s or at some other point in your life, everyone will go through a kind of crumbling of sorts and for me it was about trying to do that as gracefully as possible.

"There is a real beauty in allowing that to happen as you get to pick up the piece and rebuild them to find out who you really are. Starting in the music industry so young, there were so many influences that weren't truly me, but this album comes from the inside out."

Meanwhile, the 34-year-old actress previously admitted she nearly had a breakdown like Britney Spears did.

She shared: "I've been in those shoes too, and know those experiences. The shaving the head thing? I totally understand it. I didn't go there, but I definitely had the feeling of it I'm sure at some point.

"I look at her and think it's really amazing what she's overcome. It's nice to see someone come out the other side and be successful again."

LeAnn also revealed she didn't really have a childhood but insists she isn't "angry" about what happened as she feels it has made her who she is today.

She explained: "I really didn't have a childhood. Parts of me still needed to develop and grow into this woman I am. You could never figure out who you were because there were so many other opinions. I don't recommend it to anyone, let's put it that way.

"I wouldn't be where I am and I wouldn't be able to speak on the many things and write what I've written. I've gone through the anger and now I'm on the other side."