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Singer Rimes Treated for ‘Weakness’

June 26, 1998

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) _ Grammy-winning country music sensation LeAnn Rimes was hospitalized briefly Thursday night about 24 hours after performing a concert in the summer heat.

Rimes, 15, suffered from ``weakness″ and was treated in the emergency room for about at hour at St. Mary’s Hospital, hospital spokeswoman Christine Feller said.

Rimes went to the hospital at about 10:30 p.m. after making a six-hour trip west from Greeley, about 50 miles north of Denver, to Grand Junction, where she was to perform Thursday. Feller said Rimes canceled that appearance.

Members of Rimes’ traveling party were not immediately available late Thursday, and a message left at LeAnn Rimes Inc. was not returned.

Rimes and fellow country star Bryan White began their ``Something to Talk About Tour″ in January. The tour was scheduled for 80 to 100 cities.

The two performed outdoors in front of 12,000 people Wednesday night at the Greeley Independence Stampede, one of the nation’s most prominent rodeos. The high in Greeley on Wednesday was 90 degrees.

Rimes seemed fine after the concert, smiling and waving to fans as she boarded her tour bus.

Rimes has been at the top of the country music charts since her album ``Blue″ debuted in 1996. She won Grammy Awards in 1997 for best new artist and best female country vocal.

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