Police spokespeople have said Christina Aguilera was arrested yesterday for her own safety, not because she was engaged in any kind of criminal activity.
Still, this caveat does not mask the fact that the singer has a clear drinking problem (cops on the scene said she could not stand and did not know where she was). Friends tell TMZ they've been urging Christina to check into rehab for months now, even prior to her October split from Jordan Bratman.
"Maybe when she was married she was able to keep it under wraps, but it's out in the open now," a pal tells the site.
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Insiders add that Aguilera's drinking was a major concern for Bratman, who brought up the topic during the ex-couple's child custody agreement.
In light of this incident, will he push for more time with son Max? Might Christina finally check into a treatment center? We'll keep readers apprised on the state of the latest celebrity downfall.