Aaron Carter has cancelled the remainder of his 2019 tour in order to focus on his health.
The “I Want Candy” singer shared the news earlier this week, noting that he had to cancel the rest of his current tour, aside from two shows and charity toy drives in Kentucky, Missouri, and Canada.
“I appreciate the love and efforts from my supporters but after my next two shows coming up in Kentucky & Missouri & after I fly to Vancouver to do the toy drive which I’m donating 400 toys and over 1k of fan donations I’m canceling the rest of my shows for the remaining year,” he tweeted.
“I have to put my health first and I hope you can all understand how much I need this time to heal and recharge my batteries,” he continued. “I love you. Stay strong. Stay healthy, and just know I’ll be back next year ready to go. But as a man, this is what I need to do to have some peace. Xo”
He was slated to perform at seven shows through 2020, including stops in Pittsburgh at the Hard Rock Cafe, One Center Square in Pennsylvania, Revoluntion Amityville in New York, and Grand Falls Casino and Resort in Iowa. He was also slated to stop at the Midtown Arts Center in Harrisburg and the Riverside Casino and Resort in Riverside.
While he did not mention why exactly he needed to step away from the stage, the 31-year-old has dealt with substance abuse issues in the past and entered a rehab facility in 2017 after being arrested for drug possession. He also made headlines this week after his brother Nick of the Backstreet Boys claimed he needed to obtain a restraining order against Aaron for threats he made against Nick’s wife and unborn child. Aaron argued that these claims are false.
Aaron was touring in support of 2018’s LOVE, his firs record since 2002’s Another Earthquake!. He rose to fame in the 1990’s, stealing hearts with smash-hit singles “I Want Candy,” “My Internet Girl,” and “Bounce” from his breakout sophomore LP Aaron’s Party (Come Get It.) Earlier this year, he returned with the single “Pyro.”