If the first step is admitting you have a problem – pop singer Christina Aguilera may be well on her way to recovery. In the short span of one month, the award-winning diva has slammed for butchering the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV, collapsed onstage at the 53rd Grammy Awards, and was arrested for public drunkenness. Despite her recent shortcomings, Aguilera claims that she is turning a new leaf.
In a recent UsMagazine.com interview, Aguilera admits, “In light of the past year, there have been obvious setbacks.” Furthermore, “I’ve gone through a really hard divorce, and anyone who has gone through a divorce will speak about how hard the journey is from start to finish.”
Dealing with the transition of divorce poses issues everyone goes through. Aguilera’s only regret is how public her “hiccups” have been. “It’s a life-uprooting time and there have been hiccups along the way that unfortunately the whole world gets to witness and judge.”
At 30-years-old, the pop icon, mother to 3-year-old Max, and recent divorcee of Jordan Bratman, says her public trials have been a blessing in disguise.
Aguilera says, “I can laugh about my own hiccups and my own experiences in life because I’m getting through it.” She goes on to say, “But I get to share these experiences with these people and I get to say not every performance day is going to be a great day.”
“Sometimes you could be having the worst day of your life and you have to get up on that stage and you have to give to your fans in a way that they would never know the difference,” she continued.
“You have to lose yourself in that moment and you have to be so involved. Take yourself out of your own headspace or use whatever you’re going through and put it into the passion of your song.”
Aguilera plans to take her recent public indiscretions and use those experiences to coach and mentor aspiring singers on NBC’s The Voice. She will be accompanied by other singing sensations including “F*** You” hitmakter, Cee Lo Green.
“I’m actually revealing a lot about myself during this show – a side of myself that I think a lot of people have never seen before, that only my closest friends see when the cameras go off,” Aguilera says. “I just wanted to approach this show very openly. I’m human, too, and people make mistakes and go through things in life and I’m definitely taking that into the show.”
Hopefully Aguilera’s appearance on the show will help her in battling the demons in her personal life.