Published On: Wed, Oct 9th, 2019

Christina Aguilera Tearful Over Community Hero Award, ‘I Grew Up In Violence, I Survived’

Christina Aguilera attends D23 Disney Legends event at Anaheim Convention Center on August 23, 2019 in Anaheim, California.

Christina Aguilera was tearful as she was honored with the Community Hero award from a domestic violence shelter in Nevada. The singer then made a stunning admission regarding the heartbreak she experienced in her past as she accepted the award.

Entertainment Tonight reported that Christina was visibly emotional as she received the award from The Shade Tree, which is a 24-hour emergency shelter for women and children in crisis in Southern Nevada. The website reported that Christina donates $ 1 from every ticket sold at her Planet Hollywood residency to the organization.

Christina shared in a statement on Instagram the memories she has about witnessing domestic violence against her mother by her father, and that she recalled having to escape in the middle of the night with her mother and little sister, to shelter at her grandmother’s home.

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Christina Aguilera Tearful Over Community Hero Award, ‘I Grew Up In Violence, I Survived’