Manager: Aaron Carter Enters Treatment for "Emotional and Spiritual Issues"
Aaron Carter has entered a treatment facility "to heal emotional and spiritual issues."
"He 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," Johnny Wright, his manager, said in a statement.
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The former Dancing with the Stars contestant has had some trouble in his history. In 2008, he was arrested for investigation of marijuana possession; in 2009, People reported that he owed more than $1 million in back taxes. Carter's older brother, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, has also struggled with addiction. He got sober in 2009 after 10 years of battling drugs and alcohol.
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The 23-year-old Carter was working on an album in Florida when he checked into rehab.
"Aaron ... requested to take some time before we started, to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with," Wright said.