The former Nickelodeon star insisted he ‘turned into the real, true authentic version’ of himself after finally getting his rehab ‘right’ in an interview before his tragic passing.
AceShowbiz –Aaron Carter claimed he had finally got rehab “right” months before his death. The “I Want Candy” singer, discovered lifeless in a bathtub aged 34 on November 5 at his home in Lancaster, California, opened up on how he was looking forward to a sober future in an August 7 chat with KFC chicken heiress Kaila Methven on the pilot episode of her “K’LA Afterdark” talk show.
“I think I turned into the real, true authentic version of myself. I went into to rehab four times I finally got it right,” Aaron said when asked about how his fight for sobriety was progressing after years of addictions.
In September, Aaron was back in rehab for the fifth time, but said it was to tackle his “triggers” and not because he had relapsed. Kaila, 28, told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday, November 8 Aaron had been an “absolute joy to work with.”
She said, “He arrived on set with his fiancée Melanie Martin, and to be honest, he seemed perfectly sober. We were on a 12-hour shoot, Aaron was really super sweet with all the staff, he took pictures with everyone, and to be perfectly honest, he’s a really funny guy.”
“Professionally, I have nothing negative to say at all. I know that he had suffered many problems in the past, but it was a completely different person that I interviewed, that’s why it’s so important for me to show the world, a different aspect of Aaron Carter, and that’s what my show is really about, is showing people what celebrities are really like, not what they are portrayed to be.”
Aaron’s body was found after his housekeeper hadn’t seen him all day on Friday, November 4 before she came across his body in the bath and called 911. Neighbours said they heard her screaming “he’s dead, he’s dead” when she discovered his body.
It may be months before toxicology results on Aaron’s body are returned but it’s been reported there was no suicide note or signs of foul play. A representative for the singer said, “Aaron worked very hard toward the end of his life in recovery, to be a good father and to make amends with his family. Unfortunately without proper recovery facilities available in our country and open borders, this is why we have an epidemic.”
Aaron is survived by his fiancee, Melanie Martin, and their 11-month-old son Prince. His seven siblings include Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, 42, who has said he was heartbroken by his troubled brother’s death.
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