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LeAnn Rimes: 'A bully tried to kill me'

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Jul 03, 2013 | 9:52am EDT

Singer Leann Rimes was once attacked at school by a bully wielding a knife. The Can't Fight the Moonlight star opened up about her horrifying childhood experiences in an interview to coincide with her performance at the Friend Movement's Anti-Bullying Benefit Concert in Los Angeles on Monday (01Jul13). Speaking to U.S. TV show Entertainment Tonight, Rimes revealed she was tormented at school when she was an aspiring singer, and survived a violent encounter with a bully. She says, "I used to perform around Dallas and Texas where I lived, a lot. My (school) principal would put something on the bulletin board if I was in the newspaper or something, and there was this clique of girls that did not like it. So, I had my locker egged, I had a girl bring a knife to school the last day of sixth grade and (she) tried to kill me!" Rimes took to the stage to sing during the benefit gala at L.A.'s El Rey Theater and she urged the crowd not to let bullying get them down, shouting "S**ew them!" during her emotional performance.

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