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LeAnn Rimes

I Was NOT DRUNK

12/20/2012 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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LeAnn Rimes tells TMZ ... she was NOT drunk when she performed on "X Factor" Wednesday night, contrary to LOTS of speculation.
 
LeAnn says she was in no way impaired, and any awkwardness was because "I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song."

LeAnn believes Carly Rose Sonenclar was very nervous and had difficulty with some of the notes and she was doing her best to help her get through it. 

LeAnn's lawyer, Larry Stein, who spoke with LeAnn a few minutes ago, tells TMZ "LeAnn was not performing the way she would normally perform, because she was on stage with a young girl."

LeAnn says she does not understand why people believe she was drunk. Stein has a theory:  "There have been a lot of untrue things said by others and it feeds into this sort of thing."

One mystery remains -- we found out LeAnn made a plate of food backstage and spilled it everywhere. Stein told us he didn't know anything about that, but LeAnn insists she was stone cold sober.

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151.

NOT ELMO    

me want to nail her...

582 days ago
152.

Nonsense    

Sure thing and Lindsay Lohan is being framed. Two peas in a pod!

582 days ago
153.

Celebrities Suck    

is it true that she using laxative pills so she doesn't gain lbs? I read that on the interweb... lol She needs to eat some food. You probably weren't drunk but you're still a home wrecker.

582 days ago
154.

Celebrities Suck    

fckmeinthe@$$ why do I keep mistyping?

is it true that she uses laxative pills so she doesn't gain lbs? I read that info on the interweb... lol She needs to eat some food. You probably weren't drunk but you're still a home wrecker.

582 days ago
155.

cpeutz    

If she was "trying to help" explain why she completely murdered that song SHE is the one who sounded like she had forgotten the words lol

582 days ago
156.

esleenda    

Wtach the video of her on "E". She was definitly under the influence of "something". You know when you have a buzz going, and your speech is just a bit off, so you try to overcompensate? Mildly slurring. I think she is medicated. .

582 days ago
157.

mark    

not drunk? ok...just half-witted and dangerously dimwitted then, i suppose.

582 days ago
158.

Trecee    

Whatever she was on sure ruined that poor contestants performance. Over singing the song like Christina Aguelera. The look on Britney's face was priceless.

582 days ago
159.

Celebrities Suck    

and btw Carly Rose Sonenclar was looking at her like r u serious you sound horrid. Carly Rose Sonenclar sounded better

582 days ago
160.

Louis    

Please, stop lying. She needs help. She is getting ugly too. Some women just don't age well. She's one of them.

582 days ago
161.

Trecee    

It's pretty pathetic when a lying drunk c*unt like her blames Carly. She was basically trying her best(which was horrific) to out sing this poor child. Shame on her and shame on the producers for letting this drunkard on stage and around children.

582 days ago
162.

Celebrities Suck    

I'm surprised she didn't blame it on her laxatives

582 days ago
163.

Celebrities Suck    

listen fame comes with a price .... u can't take the heat get out the kitchen

582 days ago
164.

PeruvianPrincess    

Really? If Carly loses it's because of LeAnn's singing?? How much sense does that make?!! Please.

582 days ago
165.

blue9791    

I can't believe she said Carly was the one who had issues! I don't know bout yall but the girl looked messed up and could barely stand. What does the judges have to say about LeAnn?

582 days ago
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