Tears for Aaron Carter continued to movement Sunday because the Backstreet Boys, together with brother Nick Carter, paid tribute to the late “I Want Candy” singer throughout a live performance in London.
“We got a little bit of heavy hearts because we lost one of our family members yesterday. And we just want to find moment in our show to recognize him,” Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson mentioned, based on footage captured by a fan.
As Richardson informed the viewers about Aaron’s dying, his fellow bandmates surrounded an emotional Nick Carter in a bunch hug. Aaron Carter was discovered lifeless in his bathtub at his house in Lancaster on Saturday. He was 34.
“He’s a part of our family and we thank you guys for all the love, all your well wishes and all your support,” Richardson informed followers, whereas the older Carter, 42, stepped to the aspect of the stage. After Richardson completed his tribute, bandmate Howie Dorough informed the viewers that the next music was devoted to “our little brother Aaron Carter.”
The Backstreet Boys then harmonized for the opening notes of their 2019 music, “Breathe.” After wiping away tears, Nick Carter carried out his traces to applause and cheers from the viewers.
Nick Carter beforehand honored his youthful brother on Instagram, posting childhood photographs of them strolling within the woods, on the seaside and sharing hugs.
“My heart is broken,” he wrote. “Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded. 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.”
On Monday, the Backstreet Boys shared an Instagram tribute. Of their publish, merely captioned “RIP,” the bandmates posed with Aaron Carter, who stood subsequent to his older trouble. The group’s account additionally shared Nick Carter’s publish to their Instagram story.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division mentioned Saturday that authorities have been investigating the circumstances surrounding Aaron Carter’s dying after receiving a name from a home sitter who discovered him unresponsive in a bath.
The brothers’ relationship was a strained one which included severe allegations in opposition to one another and a restraining order. Aaron Carter was additionally open about residing with psychological well being circumstances and substance use. In September, he checked himself into rehab for the fifth time with the hopes of regaining custody of his 10-month-old son, Prince.
In his Instagram publish, Nick Carter wrote, “the truth is that addiction and mental illness is the real villain here.
“I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. I love you Chizz. Now you can finally have the peace you could never find here on earth…. I love you baby brother,” he mentioned.
Occasions workers author Christi Carras contributed to this report.