LeAnn Rimes Acknowledges Being in a "Early in Her Career: "Very, Very Dark Place
is opening up about navigating fame from an early age
The effect that has had on her mental health
In an interview with
, the 39-year-old singer reflected on being thrown into the spotlight as a young teenager
Remembering the pressure of feeling like a "superhuman" performer, which ultimately cost her bodily and emotional health
She said, "I think was a significant part of my experience with anxiety and depression and what was causing it
Being in the public glare from the time I was very young and having to override my humanness was a huge part of my experience."
As longtime fans may recall, LeAnn first rose to fame at the young age of 13 when her debut 1996 single, "Blue,"