Singer Aaron Carter has been hospitalized, at least for a time, according to a recent social media update.
Carter, 31, took to Instagram on Thursday to post a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed, alongside the caption, “Mommas gonna take care of you.” He posted the location of the photo as being Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast, a clinic located in Destin, Florida.
Carter did not elaborate on what led to his hospitalization, but E! News reports that the singer had been battling exhaustion due to his schedule, and checked into the hospital in order to get some rest.
Carter tagged his mother, Jane Carter, in the hospital photo. His mother, posting using the name “mamma jane,” also confirmed on Twitter using her son’s account on Thursday that she’d be handling all of his social media until he recovers.
Carter has since posted two more photos on Instagram, one of him lying in what appears to be the backseat of a car with three dogs on his lap. However, it is unclear if he has been released from the hospital.
Carter’s hospitalization comes amid increasingly erratic behavior on social media and ongoing turmoil in his family. His older brother, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, announced in September that he and their sister Angel Carter had both gotten restraining orders against Aaron due to his alleged “increasingly alarming behavior.” Nick claimed that Aaron admitted to their sister that he’d had thoughts about killing babies, as well as Nick’s wife, who was pregnant at the time, E! News reports. A judge granted the request, and ordered Aaron to maintain 100 feet of distance between Nick and Nick’s family.
Taking to Twitter shortly after news of the order was made public, Aaron railed against the claims, writing in one tweet, “I am astounded at the accusations being made against me and I do not wish harm to anyone, especially my family.”
He later took to the platform to broadcast numerous accusations regarding his family, with Carter, at different times, accusing his brother Nick of having raped an elderly woman, and also claiming that his late sister Leslie molested him as a child.
Carter’s mental health has also been the subject of headlines in recent months. During an episode of “The Doctors” earlier this year, Carter revealed that he’d been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety, and manic depression, according to PEOPLE. He later seemed to walk back his earlier statements regarding being bipolar, and said later that month that he was seeking treatment and focusing on his mental health.
Crime Time is your destination for true crime stories from around the world, breaking crime news, and information about Oxygen's original true crime shows and documentaries. Sign up for our Crime Time Newsletter and subscribe to our true crime podcast Martinis & Murder for all the best true crime content.