Christina Aguilera glows on the cover of the May 2021 issue of Health Magazine.
Fresh from her 40th birthday, the vocal icon is keen to make clear that she is accelerating full speed with a multitude of projects – both personal and professional.
Within the feature’s inner pages, Xtina waxes honest about her journey to better mental health as well as the two albums she has been working on simultaneously.
Head below for pics and quotes…
On Her Feelings Turning 40:
“You start asking yourself: “Why am I holding back in certain areas of my life? Who am I really living my life for?” And with age, you figure out that life is too short to waste time thinking about what other people think about you. I’ve realized I am making memories for myself and that I shouldn’t worry about what other people think.”
“I’m months away from anything being announced. I’m simultaneously working on my English record and the follow-up to my debut Spanish album—about 20 years overdue. I’m a perfectionist and want to give everything my best—especially because of the soul-searching I’ve done over the past year and the new perspective I have. I am reinspired and have reconnected with myself. I’ve fallen in love with music all over again, which is a really big thing to say, having spent my entire career in music.”
On Overcoming Early Traumas:
“I experienced a lot of trauma in my childhood—I’ve spoken very openly about it. But I think that was just part of my path. I’ve definitely had struggles in the past with depression and anxiety—it’s a constant battle to overcome a mind that is anxious, a mind that is always second-guessing. I was in a session last night, and I got into my head. Someone told me if I wasn’t feeling it, we could call it. I had been feeling like I wanted to end it, but all it took was someone being supportive for me to be like, “Wait a second, I’m not giving up on myself like that—let’s go, let’s get it!””
On Media Scrutiny:
“Sometimes you forget how bad it was because it was such the norm. I’m currently in Miami, and the other day, I was outside with my daughter. I was thinking I was under the radar. Then, I saw these pictures of us come out. I was really emotional about it because I’ve really tried to be more private. My previous house was right on the street, and tour buses would drive by and treat you like a zoo animal and talk s— about you. The guy on the microphone would read out whatever tabloid story about me right in front of my son’s bedroom. That’s harassment, and it’s petrifying. Seeing those pictures took me right back there. But then I was brought back to that message of: “Who am I living my life for? Me.””
Absolutely stunning shoot!
We’re ready for the new Xtina. Are you?