“This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off of me,” he wrote. "When I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive. There were years that went by that I thought about it, but it wasn't until I was 17-years-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with."
Shortly after the announcement, sources close to the singer confirmed to ET that Carter had split from his girlfriend
, Madison Parker, last week.
WATCH: Aaron Carter Reveals He's 'Found Boys and Girls Attractive' Since Age 13: 'This Doesn't Bring Me Shame'
His rep also confirmed the news, saying, “Aaron is continuing to focus on his personal self with regards to his truth, health and music.”
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