Nick Carter was overcome with emotion in his first performance on Sunday Backstreet Boys Following the death of his younger brother Aaron Carter on Saturday. Aaron was 34 years old.
The 42-year-old singer broke down between songs with the group London’s O2 Arena As fans mourn the loss of Kevin Richardson, the “I Want Candy” musician who died at home in Lancaster, Calif.
“We got a little heavy heart tonight because we lost one of our family members yesterday,” Richardson said right after the group’s “No Place” song. A video montage of family members of the group appeared on screen, with the final shot showing a picture of Nick’s younger brother with “Aaron Carter 1987–2022”.
“We just wanted to find a moment in our show to recognize him. Nick’s younger brother, Aaron Carterpassed away yesterday at the age of 43,” Richardson said, mistakenly matching Aaron’s actual age of 34.
“He was part of our family and we thank you all for your love and your well wishes and all your support.”
Howie Dorough said, “We want to dedicate this next song to our little brother, Aaron Carter. You’ll definitely be missed.” “may you rest in peace.” The group then sang their 2013 hit, “Breathe”.
Aaron died on Saturday At his home in Lancaster, about 70 miles north of Los Angeles. A call “regarding the rescue” was answered at around 11 a.m. on 5 November.
According to a release, “In the call the informant (house sitter) said that he found a man unresponsive in the bathtub.” “He was advised by the dispatcher to start Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) before the arrival of the deputy. Shortly after the arrival of the deputy, fire brigade personnel arrived and pronounced the man brought dead at the scene.”
Aaron and Nick had a challenging relationship that was often displayed publicly in various Twitter arguments or talk show sit-downs.
Nick said he was “heartbroken” as he addressed Aaron’s death on Instagram on Sunday.
“Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never waned,” he wrote. “I have always held on to the hope that he will, someday, want to walk down a healthier path and eventually find the help he so desperately needed.
“Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for the harm done, but the truth is that addiction and mental illness are the real villains here. I will miss my brother more than anyone. The peace that will bring you here on earth. But never got… I love you baby brother.”
Aaron struggled with addiction issues for years, but only recently performed on stage and was trying to return. They are survived by an 11-month-old son, Prince Lyric.