A former Dancing With the Stars competitor became extremely emotional during a tribute to his brother who died unexpectedly.
On November 5, 2022, TMZ reports that Aaron Carter had died. The 34-year-old was found dead in a bathtub at his home in California, according to the outlet. TMZ later reported that Carter’s housekeeper found his body and called 911.
Carter competed alongside ballroom pro Karina Smirnoff on Season 9 of DWTS and placed fifth. His older brother Nick Carter also appeared on the dance competition show and placed second in season 21.
Nick went to Instagram shortly after the news that Aaron died was reported. Nick is currently touring with the Backstreet Boys and has continued with the group’s current tour despite the heartbreaking news. On November 6, 2022, Nick broke down in tears on stage during a speech by his bandmate.
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Nick was visibly upset at the first concert he played after Aaron’s death
Just a day after Aaron was found dead, the Backstreet Boys – including Nick – played a show at London’s O2 Arena. The boys performed the song “No Place” from their 2019 album DNA and it got Nick extremely emotional.
“This song is very special to us because it’s about family,” Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson told the crowd. according to Us Weekly. “Everyone in here, we all grew up together. We’ve had ups and downs, ups and downs. You’ve been through it with us; we went through it with you Thank you for taking us with you on this journey. Thank you for being a part of the Backstreet family for 29 years. Thank you for all the love over the years,” he added.
In photos provided by the outlet, Nick could be seen crying and his bandmates, including DWTS alum AJ McLean, hugged him and showed their support during this incredibly difficult time. No word on if Nick plans to take time off the tour or if any tour dates will be postponed after Aaron’s death.
Nick shared a post about his brother on Instagram
Nick received a lot of support from friends and fans after sharing a touching post about Aaron on his feed. Nick shared a few photos from the boys’ childhood and penned a candid caption to accompany them.
“My heart is broken. Even though my brother and I had a complicated relationship, my love for him never waned. I always held out hope that one day he would somehow find a healthy path and eventually find the help he needed so badly needed,” Nick wrote.
“Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for a loss, but the truth is, addiction and mental illness are the real villains here. I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. i love you chizz Now you can finally have the peace you could never find here on earth…God please take care of my little brother,” he added.
Aaron is survived by his son Prince at 11 months old.
CONTINUE READING: Aaron Carter’s last Instagram post before his death
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