Aaron Carter reveals terror of death after weighing just 115 pounds
Aaron Carter feared he was on the brink of death after his weight plummeted to just 115 pounds.
The bisexual star says he was shocked into action when he realised his weight was the same as popstar Michael Jackson on his death bed.
He admitted to Us Weekly magazine: “There were times when I would get scared.
“You know what I mean? I would stress out because of all the stuff going on inside of me, and then I’d lose all this weight, and then I get in a bad relationship.
“Then that sh*t would stress me out, and then I would be emaciated – 115 pounds. I couldn’t believe it.
“Michael died at 115 pounds. It was heartbreaking.
“I love Michael, but that’s not going to be me. Look at me.”
Carter checked into a rehab centre in a desperate bid to get his health back – and managed to turn his life back around.
“Look at my transformation, in months … My health is very important. Health is very important for everybody, and I was so scared.”
Explaining the process he said: “I struggled from an eating disorder, so I had seven ulcers. I was, like, 115 pounds, super malnourished.
“It was tough, you know, it was tough a bit on myself, but the Alo House where I went was incredible.
“They helped figure it out for me what was going on with me, and there are other things going on, like, I suffer from PTSD.
“I have a lot of trauma from my past and a lot of loss, so that’s something I have to deal with on a daily basis.
“I did detox and through that detox, I gained, like, two pounds every day. Twenty-eight percent of body weight I gained.
“I took a break, and figured out what was going on in my mind, and the things that were really festering up and bothering me. I’m still figuring those things out.”
Now the singer says he is finally ready to have a relationship with a man.
The musician, who came out as bisexual earlier this year, revealed on the LGBTQ&A podcast that he was beginning to embrace his sexuality after a difficult coming out period.
However, he admitted that he was still dealing with some confusion as being part of the community still feels “new”.
“I’m just still confused about it… about bisexuality.
“I definitely embrace my bisexuality and, you know, it’s still new to me.
“I just started talking about it, really. I have my confusions and I’m still learning about the community.
“Who know what the future has to bring, whether it’s a relationship with a guy, I don’t have a problem with that.
It’s something that I’ve already thought about for the album after this one.
“It’s already been thought through.”
The star recently turned 30 and he revealed that he feared he would not make the landmark birthday because of his battles with his poor health and addiction.
Carter now has a more positive outlook on life as he is planning to meet someone, settle down and start a family.
“I turned 30 and I’m like ‘alright, my resolution is to have a kid’. But not just a kid. A beautiful woman or man, because we can have kids too. But it has to be with the right person.
“I was thinking about adopting. I want kids so bad. My goal is to be a father,” he added.