Aaron Carter Receives Welfare Check From Police After Fans Suspect Drug Abuse on Instagram Livestream
Aaron Carter received a visit from police following his Sept. 20 Instagram Live after fans suspected drug use.
During the singer's Instagram livestream last Tuesday, when the musician's screen went black, some fans thought they heard inhaling and spraying sounds in the background, according to Entertainment Tonight Canada.
Police apparently told TMZ that viewers believed Carter was "possibly overdosing on social media."
When police arrived at his door, Carter didn't answer at first as he was sleeping at the time. Police found no evidence of drugs or related activity.
Carter, who has allegedly been sober for 5 years, claimed the incident was a joke.
"I’m tired of people coming after me so I trolled everybody," he told TMZ, though fans maintain the audio they heard on the livestream sounded suspicious.
Carter also called himself "the troll hunter" in relation to the situation.
The singer has a history of drug use, including a reported addiction to huffing and prescribed medications as well as arrests for marijuana possession.
In a 2019 appearance on The Doctors, Carter explained, "I was huffing because I was really f---ing stupid and sad but this is really no excuse. I was huffing because I’m a drug addict."
He also claimed his late sister Leslie, who died of an overdose, introduced him to huffing at 16.
In March 2022, Carter faced allegations of domestic abuse from his ex-fiancée Melanie Martin, who said that Carter broke three of her ribs in a dispute over medication.
Soon after the alleged altercation, Martin left their home with the couple's infant son.
Martin also requested a restraining order against Carter, as well as to be able to retrieve her and her son's belongings from the house.
"My relationship has come to a point where we have to part ways. Please respect my privacy at this time. Thank you," Carter wrote in a statement at the time on social media.
The breakup followed a previous incident from November 2021 in which Carter appeared to blame his twin sister, Angel, on Twitter, writing, "Thanks Angel, you ruined my family. God bless."