Christina Aguilera made a late-night trip to a Los Angeles hospital in the days leading up to her divorce from husband Jordan Bratman, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
"Christina was bleeding from her mouth and had a bit of a busted lip," a source, who saw the couple at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said.
"Jordan told the nurses she had fallen down."
According to the witness, Aguilera was sporting "bumps and red bruises" along with her bloodied lip.
"Shortly after they arrived to Cedars, Christina's 'private surgeon' arrived to put a few stitches in her lip," the source added.
Adding to the mystery of why the singer needed treatment, on October 12, she was photographed wearing a hat pulled down over her face with what appears to be a small cut below her lower lip.
That is the same day that she and Bratman announced the end of their five-year marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences."
Aguilera's rep had no comment when contacted by RadarOnline.com.
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The 29-year-old superstar asked for joint legal and physical custody of their two-year-old son Max and for any spousal support to be terminated.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the couple had an open marriage that, according to source, led to jealousy within their relationship.
"My understanding was that Jordan wasn't involved when she Christina brought girls home, so maybe the divorce is because Jordan's jealousy got the best of him," the source told RadarOnline.com.
Since her breakup, the Beautiful singer has been leaning on close friends like Samantha Ronson for emotional support.
Christina and Sam grew closer as her marriage crumbled and eventually Jordan found himself unnecessary in his wife's life.