Aaron Carter Reveals His Drug Addiction Started On Dancing With The Stars

Behind the smiles, sparkly outfits and the Dancing With The Stars dance floor, Aaron Carter was suffering from an addiction to Xanax which he developed during his time on the show.

Opening up about his troubled past in a candid interview with Entertainment Tonight, the popstar who is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, said:

“When I was on Dancing with the Stars, I developed an addiction to Xanax because of stage fright, which I developed during the show.”

Going on to discuss how his addiction continued, the popstar referred to his sister’s addiction and her death from an overdose.

Aaron gave a candid interview with Entertainment Tonight (WENN)

He said: “Leslie, my sister, was heavy into it as well but an opportunity happened where I could save my life. Leslie was never presented that opportunity. I had a second chance to live and she died from an overdose in my father’s bed.”

However, it wasn’t until his mum and brother Nick stepped in and took him to rehab to get clean.

Meanwhile, Aaron didn’t just talk about his addiction troubles on the show as he also spoke about how he still loved former girlfriend Hilary Duff.

He admitted: “Absolutely…I don’t know who she is today, she doesn’t know who I am today but I would sweep her off her feet if I ever got a chance to again and fix what I did wrong.”