Nick Carter Shares Tribute To Aaron Carter: ‘My Heart Is Broken’

Nick Carter shared a heartbreaking tribute Sunday to his little brother Aaron Carter, who died the day before. Nick described his relationship with the 34-year-old singer as “difficult” however declared on Instagram that his “love for him has by no means ever light.”

“My coronary heart is damaged,” Nick wrote. “Regardless that my brother and I’ve had a sophisticated relationship, my love for him has by no means ever light. I’ve at all times held on to the hope that he would in some way, sometime wish to stroll a wholesome path and ultimately discover the assistance that he so desperately wanted.”

Aaron was discovered lifeless in his Lancaster, California, residence early Saturday morning. No reason for demise has been given for the performer, whose 42-year-old brother Nick was a member of the Backstreet Boys and addressed Aaron’s storied substance abuse struggles on Sunday.

“Typically we wish to blame somebody or one thing for a loss,” Nick wrote, “however the reality is that habit and psychological sickness is the true villain right here. I’ll miss my brother greater than anybody will ever know. I like you Chizz. Now you’ll be able to lastly have the peace you possibly can by no means discover right here on earth.”

Nick had a rocky relationship with Aaron and even filed a restraining order towards him in September 2019 after Aaron reportedly threatened to kill Nick’s spouse, Lauren Kitt, according to Page Six. The order was granted in November 2019 and expired the next 12 months.

“In gentle of Aaron’s more and more alarming conduct and his current confession that he harbors ideas and intentions of killing my pregnant spouse and unborn baby, we have been left with no alternative however to take each measure doable to guard ourselves and our household,” Nick wrote in 2019, per US Weekly.

Aaron, who grew to become a baby star as his brother grew right into a boy band sensation, told Oprah Winfrey in 2016 that he “began getting actually heavy into ingesting” after collaborating in “Dancing With the Stars” in 2009. He went to rehab that 12 months and was arrested for driving below the affect in 2010.

Aaron proposed to his girlfriend Melanie Martin in 2020 and welcomed son Prince Lyric Carter in November 2021. She filed a restraining order towards Aaron in March 2022 alleging that he broke her ribs — which she blamed on his prescription tablet abuse earlier than claiming she made all of it up.

The late singer did battle with substance abuse all through his grownup life, nevertheless, and was attending an outpatient rehab program for the previous few months after shedding custody of his baby. Aaron told The Sun in September that he hadn’t relapsed however was engaged on responding to triggers and mentioned, “I would like my son again.”

Nick concluded his submit Sunday with affectionate phrases for Aaron: “I like you child brother.”

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