According to ABC News LeAnn Rimes is suing her dentist, claiming that poor dental work is the reason her singing career has stalled.
Rimes 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 said that her “ability to perform as an artist has been and will continue to be significantly compromised until all re-treatment is complete.”
The lawsuit was filed February 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.
The singer was forced to cancel tour dates to undergo dental surgery in October.
*ABC News contributed to this report.