Christina Aguilera weeps as she accepts award from domestic violence shelter: ‘I did grow up in [violence] and I’m a survivor of it’

Christina Aguilera grew emotional as she accepted an award from a Domestic Violence shelter last week.

The 38-year-old Fighter songstress was honored with the Community Hero award from Nevada’s The Shade Tree on Thursday, and tearfully recounted her own past with domestic violence during her speech.

‘It’s just disgusting and it happens far too much to people that we do love,’ said the Beautiful hitmaker during her moving speech.

Christina Aguilera cries talking about enduring domestic abuse

Recognition: Christina Aguilera grew emotional as she accepted an award from a domestic violence shelter last week
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Recognition: Christina Aguilera grew emotional as she accepted an award from a domestic violence shelter last week

Of the cause, Aguilera said, ‘it is very dear to my heart, because I did grow up in [violence] and I’m a survivor of it – as I’m sure many of you are – and I’m affected by it.’

‘It’s so important, the work that you put into this,” she added.

‘That so many volunteers [put into this], and your donations. They do mean so much to me.’

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Along with the video of her speech, Christina posted pics of herself with her award, and a caption delving deeper into her past trauma.

Powerful: 'It¿s just disgusting and it happens far too much to people that we do love,' said the 38-year-old Beautiful hitmaker during her moving speech
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Powerful: ‘It’s just disgusting and it happens far too much to people that we do love,’ said the 38-year-old Beautiful hitmaker during her moving speech

Statement: Along with the video of her speech, Christina posted pics of herself with her award, and a caption delving deeper into her past trauma
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Statement: Along with the video of her speech, Christina posted pics of herself with her award, and a caption delving deeper into her past trauma

Candid: Of the cause, Aguilera said, 'it is very dear to my heart, because I did grow up in [violence] and I¿m a survivor of it - as I¿m sure many of you are - and I¿m affected by it'
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Candid: Of the cause, Aguilera said, ‘it is very dear to my heart, because I did grow up in [violence] and I’m a survivor of it – as I’m sure many of you are – and I’m affected by it’

‘I remember often having to up and escape in the middle of the night with my mom & little sister, having just the clothes on our backs, to drive cross country for shelter at my grandma’s house,’ wrote the Lady Marmalade singer.

‘Without that, I would have had to turn to a place like @shadetreevegas for shelter.’

She added, ‘I have so much respect and adoration for those who give their time and support to hear these victims’ stories and help them regain strength, self empowerment and provide resources for a better independent future.’

The Grammy winner donates $1 from every ticket sold to her Las Vegas residency show to the organization, per Entertainment Tonight.

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Busy: Christina Aguilera attended The Addams Family premiere in LA this month, having sung the animated film's theme song
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Busy: Christina Aguilera attended The Addams Family premiere in LA this month, having sung the animated film’s theme song

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