Aaron Carter continues to come clean.
During this week’s interview on the show, which marked the pop star’s return to the health series for the first time since 2017, Carter decided to open up about a lie he’d told in the past: he didn’t tell the truth to the show’s medical professionals about his reason for going to rehab in the first place.
The pop prince owned up to it to hosts Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Judy Ho while on air, saying (below):
“I have to apologize to you, because I lied to you when I came here. I have a truth I am going to reveal right now. The reason why I went to rehab is because of huffing aerosols, duster cans, that’s why I went. I lied to you and I’m sorry. I’m here to make amends, do the first step of 12-step, admit that I was powerless and I can believe in something greater than myself. Second, you know, make amends for my shortcomings.”
At one point, Carter — who continues to maintain that he hasn’t taken any hard drugs in the two years since, except for a painkiller prescription he temporarily had after dental work — looked sincerely at Stork and Ho, and said (below):
“You guys saved my life and since that happened, I had to get my s**t together.”
Eventually, though, the focus of the show turned back to his mother, Jane, and her “decades-old alcohol addiction,” which reportedly includes “two to three pints of vodka, every day, for 17 years straight.” Unreal…
At one point, Carter admitted (below):
“Alcohol is her best friend… She’s ruined all of her relationships. What scares me the most is that she is dying. I feel like if she doesn’t get the help now, she’s going to die in the next 6 months to a year.”
Eventually, though, the show’s medical staff — with a major assist from Aaron — convinced Jane to at least try to get some help. And so begins the road to recovery.
The former childhood pop icon took to Instagram to celebrate everything yesterday, too, with this inspirational post (below):
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Many reasons to smile. I’m so proud of my mom and her allowing me to lead the way to get her the help that she deserved and will always deserve. I’m still learning, and I’m still growing and I plan on staying on the path of recovery for the rest of my life. One day at a time. It’s important to be there for the ones that are your family because the disease of alcoholism and drugs are one of the same. I love you mom I’ll never give up on you. #FamilyMan
As Aaron himself knows, you’ve got to start somewhere.
That family has a lot of issues to sort out, of course, but here’s hoping they take it one day at a time from here, and get all the help and support and love that they need!
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