The Backstreet Boys paid an emotional tribute to Aaron Carter, the youthful brother of group member Nick Carter, during their concert in London on Sunday. The youthful Carter wason Saturday in a California house.
“The next song is about family,” band member Kevin Richardson stated whereas the group carried out at O2 Arena in London.
“We all grew up together. We’ve been through highs and lows, ups and downs, you guys have been through it with us,” he stated. “Tonight, we’ve got a little bit of heavy hearts because we lost one of our family members yesterday.”
As Richardson continued, Aaron’s older brother, Nick Carter, began to cry on stage.
“We just wanted to find a moment in our show to recognize him. Nick’s little brother, Aaron Carter passed away yesterday,” Richardson continued. “He’s a part of our family and we thank you guys for all your love, all your well wishes and all your support.”
“We’d like to dedicate this next song to our little brother, Aaron Carter,” Brian Littrell stated, moments earlier than the group carried out their 2019 music, “Breathe.”
The Backstreet Boys had been touring for his or her ninth studio album, “DNA,” upon information of the youthful Carter’s loss of life. He was discovered unresponsive in a tub on Saturday by a home sitter. Paramedics pronounced him useless on the scene, and authorities are investigating.
The 34-year-old rose to fame within the early 2000s as he adopted in his older brother’s footsteps within the music business. He turned liked amongst teenagers for dozens of songs, together with “That’s How I Beat Shaq” and “I Want Candy.” At one level, he toured with the Backstreet Boys, who debuted within the ’90s.
The elder Carterhours earlier than the present in London on Sunday, saying his “heart is broken.”
“Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded,” he stated. “I have always held on to the hope that he would somehow, someday want to walk a healthy path and eventually find the help that he so desperately needed.”
Carter went on to say that “addiction and mental illness” are the villains in his youthful brother’s loss of life. Aaron Carter had been open about his struggles with substance abuse and psychological sickness. In 2019, Nick Carter and Aaron’s twin sister, Angel, filed a restraining order in opposition to their brother after he allegedly confessed “that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and unborn child,” Nick tweeted on the time.
“I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know,” Nick Carter posted on Sunday. “I love you Chizz. Now you can finally have the peace you could never find here on earth….I love you baby brother.”