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Nick Carter: I Assume Responsibility For Myself

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Former Backstreet Boy member Nick Carter says his family blamed him for his sister Leslie's death, and he didn't attend her funeral because of it.

Leslie Carter died in 2012 at age 25 of an overdose of prescription medication. On the day of her funeral, Carter performed at a scheduled concert seven hours away from the services.

Carter said his relationship with his four siblings "has been toxic."  He says "the communication is something that I'm still to this day trying to work on.  It's tough when you come from a background like that and a home that is really up and down and roller-coaster."

Nick also reveals to Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A. that when he was at his lowest, he was using the drugs ecstasy and cocaine, and that he was drinking a bottle of vodka every day.

Fun Facts About Nick Carter:

  • He is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, entertainer and actor. He is best known as a member of the pop group Backstreet Boys.
  • He has released two solo albums, Now Or Never and I'm Taking Off during breaks taken by the Backstreet Boys. He has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality show, House of Carters. He gained fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a teen idol. He is also the older brother of singer Aaron Carter.
  • Carter began auditioning for acting roles in the early 1990s, and appeared in many commercials. He later made a tiny background appearance in the 1990 Johnny Depp film Edward Scissorhands, as a kid playing on a slip and slide.[
  • He also started his own record label Kaotic, Inc.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Nick will sign copies of his book tomorrow night at 7 at Barnes And Noble at The Grove.

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