Oh, Aaron … again? Aaron Carter, the younger former pop-star brother of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, checked himself in to rehab this month in order to deal with his ongoing addiction problems. As you may recall, Carter announced his engagement to his girlfriend Maile Hochuli last April and then in May went on the record about Lindsay Lohan‘s problems with the law (he was all for her harsh punishment). Today, the focus is back on Aaron … and his new stint in rehab.
Singer Aaron Carter has entered a rehab center to treat addiction issues, a source tells E! exclusively. The 23-year-old former Dancing With the Stars contestant checked into a private Southern California facility earlier this month, says the source. The source reveals that Carter’s choice to go to rehab was his move to “finally get help” and not a court-mandated decision. “He was struggling recently and needed this,” adds a source. Once a teen star (and reported romantically linked to both Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff), Carter has most recently been in Orlando working on his new album. But friends and family are said to have urged that he stop working and fly to LA to seek treatment … Carter hasn’t let his reported rehab stint stifle his tweeting habits, posting positive and inspirational messages on Twitter over the past couple weeks, including “I had a great day with my brother @NickCarter he always comes to bat for me when others believe someone else over me!” and “Life Has Its up’s & Downs, You Can Only Live & Learn. Never Lose Faith!! & Always Believe In Yourself! As I Am learning To Do Every day.” The last time Carter was in the news was December 24, when rumor of his overdose took over Twitter. Johnny Wright, Carter’s manager, shot down the claim, telling E!, “Aaron Carter is alive and well at my compound in Orlando…” A rep for Carter could not be reached for comment.
Ugh … this poor kid is such a mess :( Poor thing. Once upon a time Aaron Carter had the world in the palm of hands, a la Justin Bieber, but temptation and addiction clearly got their firm claws dug way into him and he’s been living a messy, somewhat failed life ever since. I am not sure if he actually went thru with his proposed marriage to Maile Hochuli which is prolly a good thing. Clearly the poor guy needs to get his own life in order before he commits himself to being married to anyone.
Let’s wish Aaron Carter the best of luck … it sounds like he’s gonna need it.