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.