Child star Aaron Carter opens about her darkest moments in 2003 that spiraled and led him to depression, alcoholism and big losses in his music career.
As he sits in front of the cameras for Saturday's episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now, the 28-year old star shared a flashback when his parents announced their divorce, an untimely event as they announced it an hour before the singer he is the guest for MTV: Cribs.
"It was 2004 or 2003, a lot of money was coming in, we had the biggest estate in all of the Florida Keys. I had to show all the cameras my life that I was losing and nobody ever knew it," he said during the interview as reported by E! Online.
The divorce affected the I Want Candy hitmaker emotionally and psychologically in such a way that he does not want to think about it and thus 'started partying and getting into a lot of trouble.'
"With everything that was happening, I started losing all my money. I went broke," he said.
As he got broke, the singer moved in to live with his brother, Nick Carter in Tennessee and worked on his music again in his guesthouse. By then, his hopes reignited when he received a call to join ABC's Dancing With the Stars in 2009 and even hired music manager Johnny Wright.
The efforts, however, did not take effect as record companies were 'not interested' in him, says US Magazine.
"They didn't want to touch me, they didn't want to do anything... Nothing ever came into fruition."
Having been turned down, Aaron Carter returned to his depressive state again and got himself into heavy drinking. It was in this worsening state that the musician decided to check himself in the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, for a month in 2011.
More negative things happened in his life when his sister, Leslie Carter met an untimely death in 2012 that taught him that priceless lesson that life is 'more than just money and fame. '
This year, Aaron Carter is trying to come up renewed in the music scene as he released his single, "Fool's Gold," the first single from his upcoming album, LØVË, ET Online reported.