The singer describes the gruelling routine for her new film

Christina Aguilera whipped herself so hard during scenes for new film Burlesque that she ended up covered in bruises.

‘There’s a moment when I whip around a strand of diamonds and I whip
myself silly – like hard,’ she says.

‘I was learning how to do it properly and I beat the crap out
of my legs. It’s painful being a dancer!’

Christina plays Ali, a small-town girl with dreams of becoming a stage star, in the movie which co-stars Cher.

‘Oh my God, I got so bruised. Concealer was my best friend on my legs
and my arms,’ the singer tells Sunday Mirror Celebs.

‘I was working my ass off, literally. I lost weight in an unhealthy way, because I barely had time to eat.’

The Grammy award-winner, 30, is mum to
two-year-old Max with husband of five years Jordan Bratman,
who she split from earlier this year.   

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