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LeAnn Rimes: I Was NOT Drunk on X Factor

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By Michael Lewittes

(TMZ)

LeAnn Rimes is slamming rumors claiming she was drunk during her duet with Carly Rose Sonenclar on Wednesday night’s “X Factor.”

Blogs such as TMZ wrote that the country singer’s performance of “How Do I Love” had “a lot of people wondering if she hit the bottle before taking the mic.”

The site alleged Rimes “looked wobbly and seemed to meander as the song went along,” noting that at one point, “LeAnn clutched Carly Rose, arguably to maintain her balance.

Now, Rimes is taking to Twitter to blast the speculation.

She tweeted, “In my 18 years of performing, I have never been anything but professional onstage. It is a shame that gossip and lies are overshadowing the performance of Carly, a very talented young girl.”

Rimes added, And while I have not given any media outlet a quote, if you want one, here it is ‘It was an amazing opportunity to share this experience with Carly and I know I’ll be watching for her to win tonight.’”

A lawyer for Rimes also tells us she was “not” drunk.

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