LeAnn Rimes is suing her dentist, alleging that his poor dental work is the reason her career has stalled.
The singer is seeking monetary compensation for “loss of earnings and future earning capacity” as well as for the physical, emotional and psychiatric injuries she sustained over a three-year period of treatment, according to court documents.
Rimes alleges that her “ability to perform as an artist has been and will continue to be significantly compromised until all re-treatment is complete.”
In the suit, filed Feb. 14, Rimes alleges “negligent” treatment from her dentist, as she developed “severe tooth pain, gum inflammation and chronic gum bleeding” as a result of faulty crown placement.
In October, the singer was forced to cancel tour dates to undergo dental surgery.
“I’ve been living in a dental nightmare for 10 months. I’m getting back on track though, I hope. I’ve had too many detours this year due to dental issues,” she wrote on her website on Oct. 7.
A representative for Rimes declined to comment.