AJ McLean isn’t the only person with some form of affiliation with the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Backstreet Boys[/lastfm] who is in rehab. MTV.com is reporting that 23-year-old [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Aaron Carter[/lastfm], the younger brother of Backstreet Boy [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nick Carter[/lastfm], has entered a rehab facility in California.
Carter, whose music career has been stuck in neutral since his less-than-favorably reviewed Another Earthquake in 2002, had been in Orlando working with producer Johnny Wright on getting his musical mojo back.
According to a statement from Wright:
…(Carter) has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guidance and cleansing he needs. … Which in turn will help him on the music journey he’s about to take.
That sounds similar to the stated motive behind McLean’s rehab stay, although an unnamed source has told E! Online that the reason for Carter’s rehab check in was “to treat addiction issues.”
Here’s what Wright had to say to E!:
Several months ago Aaron came to me to help him return to music and to restart his career. He has been in Orlando working on a new album and perfecting his live show and his physical body. Aaron, understanding the challenges and hard work it would take to get himself back to the top, requested to take some time before we started to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with. Therefore he has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guidance and cleansing he needs that will help him on the music journey he’s about to take. He asks that everyone keep him in their prayers and that they respect his privacy at this time.
In addition to his music, Carter had gained favorable attention as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars in 2009, and less than favorable attention as a participant on Celebrity Rehab 2 in 2006.