added: 25 Dec 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
LeAnn Rimes has been slammed for posting an "insensitive" tweet.
The country music singer "infuriated" fans this week when she sent out a message about her friend's dying mother, but only after noting she was suffering from a stomach bug, Radar Online reports.
"Not a fun day. I have a stomach bug, oh joy & one of our best friend's is losing his mom," she wrote.
Followers quickly lashed out at the star, calling her "rude" and "selfish".
"I can't believe you put stomach bug and someone losing a mom in the same breath as if they're comparable," one user wrote.
LeAnn followed up the message with posts about her holiday excitement.
"Merry Christmas Eve. Yes, I'm up early cause just like a little kid I can't sleep from excitement AND a lot of stuff to do before tmrw," she wrote Tuesday morning, adding, "I've hidden gifts in our house from myself. Ahhhh! On a treasure hunt."
Shortly after, she told her followers her friend's mother had passed away, but made no mention of her own ailments.
"Please say a sweet prayer for my friend who's mom passed away this morning. Much peace to him & his heart," she wrote, adding, "Thank you all for your kindness and prayers."