Nick Carter broke down in tears on stage in the wake of his brother’s death.

According to TMZ, the Backstreet Boy became emotional while performing at the O2 Arena in London Sunday night.

As Kevin Richardson dedicated the song “Breathe” to Aaron Carter, the rest of the band embraced Nick.  Richardson told the crowd, “Tonight we have a little bit of heavy hearts because we lost one of our family members yesterday.”

Aaron was found dead in his Los Angeles home Saturday (November 5th) morning after police received a 911 call reporting a man who drowned in a bathtub.

The 34-year-old former child star previously said he struggled with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety, and bipolar disorder.  He also struggled with his sobriety and, according to TMZ, was pulled over for driving erratically as recently as November 1st.

Nick previously addressed the loss on Instagram, writing, “My heart is broken. Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded. I have always held on to 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, 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 can finally have the peace you could never find here on earth….I love you baby brother.”



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Hillary Duff, who dated Aaron on and off from 2001 to 2004 also paid tribute to the pop-star turned rapper.  She wrote, “I’m deeply sorry that life was so hard for you and that you had to struggle in-front of the whole world.  You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent…boy did my teenage self love you deeply.  Sending love to your family at this time.  Rest easy.”


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Aaron was survived by his 11-month-old son Prince and the baby’s mother, Melanie Martin.