Is Christina Aguilera the next celebrity headed for rehab?

Christina Aguilera’s latest incident involving an arrest for public intoxication is the latest in a spate of worrying events to suggest that she has gone off the rails and is very much in need of a stint in rehab.

It’s been a difficult few months for the former Disney star: she divorced Jordan Bratman, her studio album bombed, Burlesque was poorly received, racy photos were leaked online and she most recently bungled up the words of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

And then there have been all the stories of Christina’s excessive drinking, which “has some of her friends worries,” an insider told In Touch Weekly. “She seems to be getting out of control, and her friends want her to get PROFESSIONAL help. The past few weeks, her partying has escalated.”

“Maybe when she was married she was able to keep it under wraps, but it’s out in the open now,” a source told TMZ.

On New Year’s Eve, for example, the 30 year old was apparently involved in a nasty argument with her mother. “Christina was so wasted before her guests arrived that her mother told her to lie down and sober up,” an insider told US Weekly. “Christina then yelled ‘Who do you think you are?’ It was crazy!”

In January Christina was reportedly passed out drunk in Jeremy Renner’s bedroom after she turned up uninvited at his his birthday party. “Her drinking is out of control,” an Aguilera source told America’s Us Weekly. ‘She’s a total mess.'”

And now she has her less than flattering mugshot splashed across the internet following her arrest on March 1 when her boyfriend Rutler was pulled over for suspicion of DUI.

Steve Whitmore, the chief public information officer for the Los Angeles Sheriffs department said of her arrest: ‘They [police] witnessed a person driving erratically.”

[adsense]”At 2.45am this morning a gentleman was stopped for allegedly driving under the influence.

“He was subsequently arrested and his passenger, Ms Aguilera, she was arrested.

“It was kind of a unique situation with this law as she was not capable of taking care of herself. She was incapacitated.

“When she got out of the car, she couldn’t stand. We had to help her stand,” he added.

“She didn’t know where she was and she didn’t know her own address.

“We took her into custody for her own protection.

“She was co-operative and she was not belligerent in any way whatsoever. She was just intoxicated.”

Read here about what Christina has to say about being a single mom.

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