A Dancing With the Stars semifinalist shared a heartfelt post about mental illness following the tragic death of Aaron Carter.
On December 8, 2022, Lance Bass wrote a lengthy caption announcing that he will be attending an event that will help raise awareness for people living with mental illness.
“Since Aaron’s passing, it has become abundantly clear that he was suffering from a serious mental illness, leading to the turmoil he was dealing with in the dark coming squarely into the open. Not only did it hurt the people around him who really cared about him, but it also empowered those who wanted to exploit him, and they did it without consequences to use it to their advantage,” Bass said captioned a throwback photo by Carter performing with NSYNC.
Carter, who also appeared on DWTS, was found dead in a bathtub at his California home in November 2022. according to TMZ.
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Bass has teamed up with Carter’s twin sister for an event in January 2023
After learning of Carter’s death, Bass recalled feeling “powerless.”
“I quickly realized that mental health starts at home. More children and families need our support to overcome these difficult challenges. They need resources, and I’m grateful for that @onoursleevesofficial exists to raise awareness of these issues and help break the stigma,” Bass wrote in his Instagram caption.
The event is a benefit concert entitled “songs for tomorrow.” The concert will feature multiple performances and performances by members of the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, O-Town and more. The show is taking place at the HEART WeHo benefit concert in West Hollywood, California and tickets start at $129 each.
HEART is a new nightlife venue owned by Bass. He will co-host the event with Carter’s twin sister, Angel Conrad. Proceeds will benefit On Our Sleeves, a nonprofit focused on opening conversations with children about mental health.
“The goal of Songs For Tomorrow is to empower attendees (and beyond) to learn how they can be part of On Our Sleeves’ mission to break the mental health stigma and raise funds to benefit all children to support their mental health and well-being as they grow up,” reads an excerpt from the event’s official website.
Several fans shared their support for Bass in the comments section of the post, with many praising him for speaking up and taking part in Songs For Tomorrow.
Conrad also posted about the upcoming event
Conrad is very committed to raising awareness of mental health, especially among children.
On December 7, 2022, she shared a post about the upcoming event at the HEART venue.
“Aaron’s death was the worst day of my life. I’ve loved him since we were born… it feels like a piece of my soul is gone. And yet, despite all that pain, his death lit a fire in me. I feel called and committed to helping other families and continuing the conversation to further break the stigma surrounding mental illness.” She captioned an Instagram post.
“And so, with the support of family and friends, we are planning a benefit concert to raise awareness for mental health, with 100% of proceeds going to @onoursleevesofficial. To learn more, please click on the link in my bio to see how you can support the critical work of On Our Sleeves by attending ‘Songs For Tomorrow’ on January 18, 2023 in West Hollywood, California participate,” she added.
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