Nick Carter and Backstreet Boys Sadly Honor Aaron Carter at London Concert with Heavy Hearts
The Backstreet Boys paused their show in London on Sunday to pay tribute to Aaron Carter following his sudden death
The Backstreet Boys paused their show in London on Sunday to pay tribute to Aaron Carter following his sudden death on Saturday at the age of just 34.
Brother Nick Carter and the Backstreet Boys honored the memory of Aaron Carter in London this past Sunday night.
Midway through their concert in the British capital, singer Kevin Richardson told the crowd at the O2 Arena and said, “Tonight we got a little bit of heavy hearts because we lost one of our family members yesterday.”
Backstreet Boys and Nick Carter Pause to Honor Aaron Carter
Most emotional moment of the Backstreet Boys concert so far. They made a speech about Aaron Carter.— All That Dazzles (@ATDazzles) November 6, 2022
Not a dry eye in the o2. pic.twitter.com/YBpTz6neVc
“We just wanted to find a moment in our show to recognize that Nick’s little brother, Aaron Carter, passed away yesterday at 34 years old,” added Richardson, 51, about Carter’s tragic death on Saturday. “He was a part of our family and we thank you guys for all the love and all the well wishes and all the support.”
In footage posted on the Theatre website All That Dazzles, shows brother Nick Carter who is 42 years old getting emotional. His bandmates, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell rushed over to comfort him during this tragic time.
Dorough had said, “We’d like to dedicate this next song to our little brother Aaron Carter. You will be missed brother.”
During the show, a montage of Nick and Aaron in different stages of their life together was being shown on a screen during their song called “No Place.”
Nick Carter Grapples with the Loss of Brother Aaron Carter
The 90’s boyband sensation is currently on a six-country tour and has 24 upcoming shows.
Nick addressed the shocking news of his brother’s death on Sunday, writing “My heart has been broken today.” “Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded,” he added in a post featuring several throwback photos of the brothers in their youth.
He added, “I have always held onto the hope, that he would somehow, someday want to walk a healthy path and eventually find the help that he so desperately needed.”
“Sometimes we want to blame someone or something for a loss,” Nick continued. “But the truth is that addiction and mental illness is the real villain here. I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. I love you Chizz., now you get a chance to finally have some peace you could never find here on earth….God, please take care of my baby brother.”