Aaron Carter has been incredibly candid about his life in recent months, first coming out as bisexual, and then opening up about the body-shaming he’s faced, the car accident he suffered, and his strained relationship with his older brother, Nick Carter. So we’re not surprised that the 29-year-old is also being honest and up-front with fans about checking into a rehab facility.
Carter — who was arrested back in July on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana — is entering rehab to work on a possible range of issues, according to his rep.
“Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on his overall wellness,” Carter’s publicist, Steve Honig, told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, September 22. Honig didn’t give any further details on where the rehab center is, how long Carter will be there, or what sort of treatment he’s seeking, but there’s a very good reason for that.
Though Carter shares a lot with fans, this time he’s decided to walk away from the spotlight in order to put his full effort into his treatment. “He is going to do this privately and focus all his attention on being the best person and performer possible,” the “Sooner or Later” singer’s publicist continued. “He is grateful for the support and love from his fans and looks forward to coming back stronger than ever before.”
Carter further explained his motivation in several tweets on Friday, writing, “I would like to tell all of you that I will be disappearing for a while to work on myself. … Most importantly my stressors haven’t subsided with family and this year has been crazy and I need some time off from all of it. Going to get strong. And deal with my stress conditions and get better.”
In follow-up tweets, he noted that he was taking a break from social media until 2018. “We can talk about this when I’m done taking care of myself. That goes to everyone especially the media. I’m gonna have a lot to say. Thanks,” he wrote. “I am strong, that’s why I made this decision. No one could’ve forced me. None of you even know my reasons for this. It’s called stress. … It’s time to say goodbye, I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure and a stress free life.”
His final tweet before signing off was a photo of him holding a finger up to his lips with the simple yet meaningful message, “Take care y’all.”
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