LeAnn Rimes -- like Miley Cyrus before her-- has departed the Twitterverse for the time being.
"Taking a break from twitter for a while," Rimes, 27, Tweeted on Wednesday. "It's unhealthy for me and my family to have to read negative comments from people who's [sic] opinions have no bearing on my life."
The divorced country singer came under intense attack Tuesday for paparazzi shots of her making out with beau Eddie Cibrian (with his young son inches away) in Santa Barbara, Calif.. "Since when is kissing your boyfriend a crime?!" she retorted on the microblogging site. (Rimes and actor Cibrian got together on the set of a Lifetime flick in late 2008, when they were both still married to other people.)
In her swan-song Tweets Wednesday, Rimes explained, "I love my fans so very much and will return one day soon. God bless to you all! I hope you understand. It's time for me to focus on healing, my happiness and my music. I can't wait to share it all with my fans soon!"
She added hopefully: "There's a million other ways to stay connected with my fans and I plan to focus on those! The most important, bringing you great music!