LeAnn Rimes’ jaw popped out of joint on Saturday, but she still posed on Sunday


Here are some photos of LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian at a kids’ baseball game yesterday in LA. They both look like tools to me, but LeAnn was extra considering she was so obviously trotting around for the paparazzi (whom she probably called). Well, at least she wasn’t exposing her chest like last weekend.

LeAnn must have flown back to LA immediately following her concert in Oklahoma on Saturday. I know this because LeAnn tweeted about it – apparently, she’s in the midst of another health crisis. This crisis was likely timed just as Eddie refused to go with her to Oklahoma, I would assume:

Not OK! Fans at LeAnn Rimes’ Oklahoma concert on March 22 were likely disappointed when the singer refrained from doing an encore — but it turns out she had a pretty good reason. Shortly after the show ended, Rimes took to Twitter to explain her abrupt exit.

“Oklahoma!!!! I love you so much! I’m sorry for no encore,” the “Spitfire” songstress, 31, tweeted. “I had my jaw pop out of place & I can’t hear out of my left ear. #tmjsucks”

She later added: “I had the best time tonight with my Oklahoma fans! I love y’all!”

This is not the first time Rimes has shared her TMJ-related struggles with fans. (TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, causes pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint.) Back in the summer of 2012, she underwent several dental procedures for the condition — procedures that she then detailed on Twitter.

“Waiting on the endodontist to meet me and do a nighttime root canal,” she wrote in July. “This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever been through. Trying to keep my mind off the pain & what’s about to happen by saying hi to you guys. Life does not work on the right schedule sometimes. This is such bad timing! K, wish me luck. Much love!” She also wrote, “O-M-G I got 3 shots in the roof of my mouth & 1 INSANE shot directly into the half dead half ALIVE nerve through the hole he drilled on the backside of my tooth.”

Alas, the procedures failed to cure her pain. In fact, she filed a lawsuit in February 2013 alleging that her dentist’s work had actually set her back. She claimed in the court papers that she suffered “severe tooth pain, gum inflammation, and chronic gum bleeding,” and that her “ability to perform as an artist has been and will continued to be significantly compromised until all re-treatment is complete.”

[From Us Weekly]

I have a confession: I think I have TMJ too. My jaw “pops” too. But I just kind of live with it and I’ve never seen a doctor about it (my jaw has popped for as long as I can remember, it’s not like this is a recent thing). But I really do have to wonder: WTF is up with LeAnn and her mouth? She ALWAYS has mouth issues. It’s kind of gross. And just how bad was this incident if she A) flew back to LA immediately and B) went around posing for the paps the next day?



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  1. Pants says:

    I’ll just say that supposedly Brandy Glanville has TMJ too. Coincidence, or is this another instance of one of them trying to one-up the other? If that’s the case, I’m not even trying to venture a guess as to which one is going after the other with this one.

    • Crank says:

      I have to say, I have TMJ and my jaw pops really hard sometimes (like people think I bit on hard candy or something) and sometimes my jaw locks up in one place. When I open my mouth all the way it sometimes hurts, always crunches, but I’ve always been able to function. When I was in choir though, there were times that I just could not sing due to it popping, locking, tightness, or headaches.
      Point is: I don’t think Leann is making anything up…but I’m fine with saying that she’ll make a huge deal out of it to get attention lol :)

      • Kristen says:

        @Crank Came here to say the same thing. Don’t give a crap about her one way or the other, but dealing with TMJ as a singer SUCKS! Having my jaw lock open when I hit a high note, and then having to force it closed again, was very, very painful…

    • lainey says:

      My Oh My Mr Rimes is getting a spare tire around the middle. Leman ALWAYS has some kind of health issue. PERFECT PAIR

  2. Arya says:

    This girl. I just can’t. First she man poached now he’s taking his side eye elsewhere and she’s desperately hanging on. They both deserve what they got. Misery and loneliness together that translates into an extreme need for attention from someone, anyone. Sad. Karma!

  3. RobN says:

    I’ve got TMJ, and can tell you that it can cause incredible pain that goes away as quickly as it comes. An episode one day can have absolutely no impact on you the next.

    I’m not a LeAnn fan by any means, but there really isn’t any reason you couldn’t go to a game the following day.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      As do I and although it is painful sometimes, like you say, it’ve over before it started and you move on. Can’t say I’ve ever sought treatment and don’t know that there is any treatment for TMJ. I was asked by an endodontist how I cope with it and I said, “I try not to open my mouth too wide – try not to yawn too wide.” He smiled and said, “yah, that’s what we all do.” So….I’m not sure what treatment there is for it. Why does this girls hair always look greasy to me?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I have TMJ and my mouth got stuck closed twice. Well, it would open about a quarter of an inch, but it was so crazy. My doctor gave me a muscle relaxer to break the cycle of the spasm and that worked. Also, wearing a mouth guard at night helps. Very sexy, too, lemme tell ya. Lol

      • mayamae says:

        I broke my mouth guard and haven’t replaced it. TMJ can be extremely painful. Even on my best days, my mouth doesn’t open wider than an inch. There are some days I wake up and my jaw is not in alignment – not dislocated, but when I bite down, the teeth are not aligned as usual. It also causes (for me), insane ringing in the ears – it’s maddening. Of course, stress, chewing gum, and excessive chewing compound it.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I have TMJ too. Can’t open the mouth too wide or yawn too big or it pops. Sometimes it just hurts for no apparent reason and suddenly, it’s fine.

  4. Shiksa Goddess says:

    Maybe she has all those mouth problems because she holds it wide open all day hamming it up for the paps.

  5. Relli says:

    I have tmj too or was starting to develop it because of my incessant gun chewing, like a pack a day for years. I use it as a Focusing technique and with a job that requires a great deal of attention so I was killing it! So I had to stop cold turkey because I could barely eat within a month the clicking & popping stopped. I have 2 pieces since then and I can tell it irritates it when I have.

    But yeah the amount of dental issues she has terrifies me and grosses me out every time I see a picture of them kiss, I totally shudder.

    Also…. I wonder if she is the answer to Lainey’s blind about the wife who everyone thinks is pregnant but she is actually addicted to pain killers. Then again maybe not because that indicated the husband works.

  6. Erinn says:

    Wait… if I open and close my mouth or move my jaw forward/back I get a weird popping on the right side of my jaw. Only the right side. I’ve had it as long as I can remember. Is this TMJ related? I do clench my jaw when I sleep if I’m stressed.

  7. Hillshmill says:

    Everyone has TMJ – it stands for temporandibular joint. That’s just the name of the jaw joint near the ear. What she has (and I have) is a TMJ Disorder. If I yawn too wide, or brush my teeth wrong, or eat a huge sandwich, my jaw can dislocate and be stuck open for several minutes. It’s incredible painful, but I’m able to meditate and naturally relax it back into place. It’s usually sore for a few days after a dislocation episode too. I haven’t found a doctor who can fix it either.

    • Caela says:

      I’m from the UK and I suffered with TMJ for a while not knowing what it was. I had the same problem as you, it would get stuck open if I yawned or did other things that required my mouth to be open….I had to relax and use my hands to move it back in place, because if I closed my jaw I was in agony and it made the most horrendous crunching…

      Anyway I saw my dentist and got a mouth guard fitted. He explained what happens is that the amount of pressure you put on your jaw can cause fractures in the teeth (which caused my sensitive teeth issue) and it caused my neck and shoulders issues, and eventually it can cause the ligaments to strain and wear away, which is why it was getting worse.

      The mouth guard was fitted and I had to go back a few times for him to adjust it as my jaw got better and settled. Also he advised don’t chew gum, or lean on your jaw on your hands. And try yoga, mediation etc.

      It set me back £600 in total but now I’m pain-free and I can give awesome bjs again….! So if you do have a problem I’d suggest seeing your dentist. Some dentists specialise in jaw problems as well.

  8. Stef Leppard says:

    Eddie looks so over it.
    Conspiracy theory: I bet Leanne gets a pixie cut soon. Both Miley and Julianne Hough constantly wore topknots before they got pixies. Leanne has been wearing a lot if topknots these days! Who’s with me??

  9. bettyrose says:

    Eddie is a chubster. No hate. Just saying it ain’t the shirt making him look tubby.

  10. bobbisue says:

    I had it really bad for a while during the end of my marriage. It’s stress coming out in your sleep. I bought a specific guard (the Night Guard) insert thing from a chiropractor. It’s kinda gross BUT it takes a way all the symptoms. I was in excruciating pain and my daughter heard my jaw pop from another room at one point. It would basically like dislocate and then pop back in. Just awful. I could even see the physical affects on the one side of my face. My jaw sort of sagged. Like I said, the insert was a GOD send. So she needs to buy one.

  11. Sabba says:

    My jaw doesn’t just pop out a little bit, it fully dislocates and then I have to find a doctor to put it back. The pain is horrific. Even a night guard didn’t help. In fact, it started actually dislocating when I got the night guard. Before that it always just clicked, then went back in. Be careful how widely you yawn, people!

    • Kate says:

      Mine dislocates too, Sabba. Isn’t it the worst? First time it happened was at the dentist, and he was clueless — just tried to *force* my mouth shut. SHUDDER. Both my current dentist and I now know what to do: hook thumbs behind the back top molars, pull forward, and then move that jaw around until it resets. TMJ TMI, probably, but I’m less fearful about the dislocations than I used to be The pain is really terrible, though, and it leaves me unable to chew or talk for several days after an incident.

      What I’m saying is: it’s weird to sympathize with LeAnn, but I totally do.

      • Sabba says:

        Oh my god! Reading the words “just tried to *force* my mouth shut” makes my jaw hurt and kind of makes me want to vomit. The pain! Oh that horrific! I know how to put it back myself, but my hands are just not strong enough and my jaw just fights back. But bravo to you. Usually it’s a mad dash to find a doctor or my dad.

        Who knew, LeAnn is a real person with everyday problems.

  12. Blannie says:

    I had big TMJ issues when I was in a super stressful job. Once the job went away, my TMJ problems pretty much went away. My mouth would get locked in an open position from time to time which could be awkward. :)

    Back 30 years ago, people were getting artificial pads put into their TMJ joints to replace the worn out TMJ pad. Those were such a failure and so painful, that people were committing suicide over it. So TMJ can be bad.

    But I’ve had TMJ issues and root canals and shots in the roof of my mouth and never, never the drama that Lee Ann puts into everything in her life. But then I’m not a drama queen. :)

    • Zooyork says:

      So sad about those people who had the awful surgery.

    • $$$$mouth says:

      I have had so many oral surgeries and procedures it has cost me over 20,000.00 (no joke, crowns, crown lengthenings, root canals, extractions- product of chronic dry mouth coupled w/a sweet tooth and too much coke (soda, can eat through corten steel- can easily degrade your teeth)…but if you isolate your senses- wear a good pair of headphones and blast music during the procedures, I can say I’ve NEVER felt pain during even w/the injections (using yoga breathing). Its the aftermath that can be painful but a higher dose of ibuprophen will fix that…this girl just wants attention and sympathy- neither of which are really warranted…

  13. Leslie says:

    This poor, insecure woman. I wouldn’t want her life for all the money in the world. She’s gotta be miserable with all the scheming she does, and illnesses she creates so she can keep an eye on her husband. What kind of life is that?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree. I mean, she might have a problem with her jaw, And if she does, it’s probably truly painful, but she just has to tweet about every little bruise and turned ankle and paper cut finger – you just lose sympathy after a (short) while. There’s always some lame “crisis” with her health. It’s pathetic.

      • julie says:

        I agree, she is so predictable when it comes to her many health ailments/injuries, especially while traveling for her shows without Eddie. I live in OK and bet a friend there would be some kind of issue that would make her cut the show short, if she even showed up for it.. I won the bet. and it’s not the first one. I personally would never waste my time or money to go to one of her shows. She has blown off too many fans at concerts by being unreliable. I think any record company that signs her up is crazy to do so. I would make another bet that she couldn’t reach Ed on the phone and went into panic mode, and that is why there was no encore. It’s happened before allegedly.

    • emmie_a says:

      I agree except I don’t have an ounce of sorrow for her. She reaps what she sows.

      It’s almost embarrassing how predictable she is. Cuts her show short w/a medical problem so she can rush back home for her weekly pap stroll. How does she have any fans?

  14. claire says:

    This trick vacations nonstop, and has maybe a couple shows a month. Never has ailments on any of the vacations – only when she has shows that Eddie can’t attend. I think the answer is pretty clear.

  15. Jennifer12 says:

    This woman is constantly complaining of illnesses and injuries and taking pictures and tweeting about them. She manipulates, but a lot of people see through it now.

  16. Tracy says:

    That top knot is not working for ya, LeAnn. Do you really look in the mirror and think that is a good look on you?

  17. Jennifer says:

    All these mouth issues and she still won’t STFU. Sigh…

  18. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Instead of TMI its TMJ.

  19. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Maybe he’s eating loads just to spite her (not ok to do that though)
    She looks desperate for attention and he looks fat and bored.

  20. Rianic says:

    I have a mouth guard and get Botox for my TMJ. I got Botox for my 35 birthday, and we discovered my headaches went away! As it wears of, they come back.

  21. Leslie says:

    Kind of looks like Eddie has a baby bump in some of those pictures. Or in his case, I guess it’s a food bump.

  22. Miffy says:

    Of course she called the paps herself, unless the opposing team is made up entirely of the Jolie-Pitts why would any photographer be there? Does her photo even earn anything anymore? Lots of pics of her doing sweet f*ck all, you can’t even say a sighting of her is rare.

  23. mayamae says:

    Just because I haven’t said a single positive thing all day, I’ll say this – she has nicely muscled thighs. Much nicer than the exes skinny twig legs (sorry, couldn’t keep it completely positive).

  24. Frida_K says:

    A good treatment for TMJ is acupuncture with some Tui na (Chinese medical massage) added. TMJ doesn’t always have its center in the hinge aspect of the jaw. The attachment area for the sternocleidomastoid and the splenius capitis (the mastoid process) can really be a factor in TMJ pain and dysfunction. If you go to a really good acupuncturist, he or she will jam a thumb against your occipital line and your mastoid processes, find which muscle attachments hurt, and than change your life for the better.

    I’ve seen it happen in clinic, and it’s amazing!

    Good luck to all the TMJ sufferers…and do try a licensed acupuncturist, preferably one who went to a school that emphasized Tui na training.

    • mayamae says:

      I was receiving physical therapy for a neck issue, and saw a substitute therapist when mine was ill. She did some sort of manipulation that was painless, and I felt my jaw release. It was the most amazing feeling, and I was too afraid to switch therapists to continue seeing this one. Never happened again.

      I haven’t put much research time into it, but at one time it was believed that a large percentage of TMJ sufferers had braces when they were younger. I know it’s true in my case.

  25. BB says:

    Looks like HE has a baby bump in that 3rd pic! LOL

  26. Lux says:

    If Leanne really had TMJ she wouldn’t be tweeting stupid shit. I have it and I’m either feeling faint or nauseous, crying from pain or blacking out due to it. She’s such an attention whore.

    • briargal says:

      AND such a pathetic liar that it’s no wonder people are a little bit skeptic about her supposed “health problems”.They never happen during her vacations! Although her ‘broken hand” seemed to heal overnight. She’s such a medical miracle that she should be studied to find out how she attained such wonderful and fast healing powers!

  27. Deanne says:

    Eddie truly looks like a man who’s given up. He always looks slovenly now and his paunch is growing daily. People gain weight all of the time and I’m not into weight shaming, but he only gets work based on his looks. He is a terrible actor with zero range. If his looks go, he’ll never work again. It’s not like he’s packing on the pounds for a role. LeAnn’s whole identity is being the homely girl who “won” the hot guy. He’s not hot anymore and has zero career prospects. All she won is a big, fat, out of work, loser. I’m sure she does have TMJ as tons of people suffer from it, but like everything else, she exaggerates it and acts like she has the worst case in the world. All of her ailments flare up when she has to work and miraculously disappear as soon as she’s home. Notice she’s never mentioned it happening when she’s on vacation and staging all of the photos with her laughing with her mouth opened so wide you could drive a truck into it.

    • Christin says:

      The part about tweeting while waiting on an nighttime root canal is an example of why I think she’s like the boy who cried wolf. If someone is in that much agony, why tweet about it?

      Wonder how the dentist lawsuit is going? Predictions were that it might never make it past discovery phase (when medical records would be requested).

      As for his acting future, his lack of acting chops would reduce his chances of being a character actor. He’s relied on his looks only.

      • Deanne says:

        You are right. Discovery would bring some interesting things to light to say the least. I honestly think that she sues and drops the suit just to do damage. She apparently has the cash to throw around to punish others by engaging them in nuisance suits. I had to get a root canal after having a mountain biking accident, where I face planted on a tree stump and the last thing I would be doing was tweeting. I actually called my dentist to demand drugs because I couldn’t get in until the next day. I was out of my mind with pain. Ed’s on his way to chubby and his dimples aren’t quite as pronounced through the chub. He’ll be lucky if he ever works at a real, longer than 10 minute, acting gig again.

  28. jwoolman says:

    I wonder if she’s dealing with major anxiety. It really is odd for a singer to do so little singing. That also would explain why she gets physically ill enough to cut performances short. Once the anxiety level is down at home or on vacation, she’s ok again. She doesn’t seem like a truly happy person.

  29. Ginger says:

    I have TMJ and a myriad of dental issues. I’ve had it all of my life and I refuse to have surgery to correct my bite. I did go through braces and I had mixed results. I’ve seen a few people go through the long, arduous procedure of braces and surgery and I feel it’s not worth it for me. I do grind my teeth and my jaw pops because of the disorder. I just live with it. I have other health issues that are more pressing than this. I don’t understand how LeAnn’s root canals are related to TMJ? I’ve had a few of those but it was because of cavities.

  30. Jana says:

    Lee Ann and Eddie are just a bagful of crazy…and when you add Brandi to the mix, you get a bagful of crazy with an STD. They all belong in a trailer park somewhere in the deep south.

  31. Leslie says:

    LeAnn and Eddie on the next cover of Vogue. Get the word out there LeAnn.

  32. Assistant Rachel says:

    Why would you see an endodontist for tmj disorder? An endodontist is a root canal specialist, they wouldn’t treat tmj disorder.

  33. Snowpea says:

    I am wondering if poor old Rimes has a mild intellectual disability? Because, honestly, this chick is dumber than a bag of hammers.

    When one is really sick, like I was with the flu last week, one is sleeping, having warm baths and watching bad midday movies under a blanky on the couch. One cannot be arsed doing anything.

    Plus, the way she still thinks that K-Ed is some sorta prized pig? I dunno. Rimes just seems like she may be a few sandwiches short of a picnic.

  34. boo says:

    I’ve had TMJ also and it was so severe I didn’t know what to do. I finally went to a dentist and she suggested that I have all of my wisdom teeth out at the same time. That was charming, but that didn’t help anything. I finally went to another dentist and he made me a mouth guard, the first night I used it, it worked beautifully. What I think happens is that I night I tighten my jaw, I know I do because sometimes I wake up with a start at night and I bite the side on my tongue, and that really hurts too. But I think I must be grinding my teeth or working my jaw.

  35. Maria says:

    Endodontists only do root canals. That doesn’t treat TMJ. It just treats a dead tooth. And her bleeding gums are not the fault of a dentist or endodontist. It is her fault for not cleaning and flossing her teeth well enough.

  36. Christin says:

    Brandi really is on the latest Celebrity Apprentice. There are photos of her with Kate G. and others working in a NY cafe.

    But I’m sure it won’t result in any attention seeking from this confident couple, will it?

  37. ShanKat says:

    Whenever I see these bs-y injuries that are hard to prove from women who are addicted to the attention they get over an arm in a sling or a boot (ahem. Halle Berry), the only thing I think is that they ” injure” themselves to get nice, strong painkillers. Ditto plastic surg.