Aaron Carter Seeks Treatment for 'Emotional and Spiritual Issues'

The former Dancing contestant enters a facility for "guidance and cleansing," his manager says

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For former Dancing With the Stars contestant Aaron Carter, the road to restarting his music career has taken a detour – into a treatment facility.

Carter, 23, the brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, is taking time away from working on an album and a show in Florida “to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with,” his manager Johnny Wright says in a statement.

“He has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guidance and cleansing he needs,” says Wright. ” Which in turn will help him on the music journey he’s about to take.”

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The statement didn’t further describe the facility or Carter’s issues. But E! reports that Carter entered a Southern California center earlier this month for “addiction issues.”

Carter was arrested in 2008 in Texas for investigation of marijuana possession, and in 2009 it was revealed he owed more $1 million in back taxes.

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