Pop superstar Christina Aguilera recently dished to E! that the only way she survived her father’s abuse was to channel her emotions into her music.
Aguilera shared some stories in a recent TV documentary about her dad, a military man, and the abuse she and her mother and sister received.
“I witnessed a lot of unpleasant things – a lot of pushing and shoving and fighting and quarreling. Growing up I did not feel safe. Feeling powerless is the worst feeling in the world. I turned to singing as an outlet. The pain at home is where my love for music came from.”
Christina’s mom Shelly also recalled finding the 4 year old Christina with blood coming from her mouth.
Shelly shared, “I scooped her up and said, ‘Oh my God. What’s wrong?’ She told me, ‘Daddy wanted to take a nap and I made too much noise.‘”
Shelly eventually took her daughters to live with their grandmother. Christina says her father has begged for forgiveness several times.
“I let him back into my life briefly but I soon realized that he is not necessary in my life.”