Aaron Carter took to Twitter on Sunday to address recent attention surrounding his weight, writing that “‘too skinny’ is the story of my life.”
“The way people talk about my weight is like high school times a million,” the singer tweeted. “Yes. I'm skinny right now. I've been very stressed and going thru some shit and felt like I needed to explain myself ‘cause so many people are asking me and talking about me being too f***ing skinny.”
The 27-year-old singer explained that he has “a stupid medical condition called a hiatal hernia,” which is when part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm muscle. “When I stress I have no f***ing appetitive [sic] and I smoke too many f***ing cigarettes and now I feel like I needed to explain myself,” he added.
Carter denied that his weight loss, which is evident in recent Instagram pics, is related to drug use. He also posted a mid-rant shirtless selfie, showing off his abs, with the caption, “Blah.”
“Just so we are very clear I don’t do drugs,” he wrote, admitting that he “smokes bud but that’s it.”
The singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter also blames a “s*** ton of anxiety” for his weight loss, adding that he’s addressing the issue “with my fam personally the best I can.” He has been candid in the past about using anti-anxiety drugs and developing an "addiction to Xanax."
“Plus I changed and grew up and I look different it's annoying as f*** dealing with that too,” he continued. “My world is enflamed in judgment. But I f***ing love creating beats/music and writing singing more than anything in the world that makes me super happy.”
“Just remember that although we ALL go through tough times, NEVER be afraid to express yourself and open yourself up to MORE judgment,” Carter concluded. “Cause you never know if what you're going through with yourself can be helpful for someone else. So whoevers reading this with selfish negative connotations stop judging me this isn't about you ?.”