Aaron Carter once revealed on 'The Doctors' that his 'greatest fear' was not living 'as long as I can'

The rapper also revealed his struggles with recovery, stating, I've been a train that's been wrecked multiple times... But I rebuild, get on the tracks and keep going'

Aaron Carter once revealed on 'The Doctors' that his 'greatest fear' was not living 'as long as I can'
Singer Aaron Carter was discovered dead in his home on November 6 (Alison Buck/Getty Images)
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LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: The world is still mourning the tragic death of the 'I Want Candy' singer Aaron Carter. The singer's interview with 'The Doctors' in 2017 has resurfaced across social media. On the show, Dr Travis Stork asked him what his “greatest fear” was. The answer that the late artist gave has made fans emotional now after his tragic death.

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The 'I Am All About You' singer responded, “Not being able to live as long as I can. That’s my greatest fear." Later in the interview, he was also asked if he was worried about overdosing after the untimely death of his sister Leslie Carter.

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The singer answered, “I mean there’s always that worry, but there’s also the fact that I had to kiss my sister goodbye in the coffin. I had to kiss her right on her cheek, and I kept kissing her. That was a scary thing.” Further, he added, “My family knows that I was taking Xanax and stuff like that. I know that there is no happy ending to any of those medications," according to Page Six.

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Meanwhile, one of Aaron's representatives told the outlet, “Aaron worked very hard towards the end of his life in recovery, to be a good father and to make amends with his family."


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The rapper also revealed his struggles with recovery in an earlier interview with DailyMail, "I realized that I was killing myself and everything was being destroyed around me from it. I was lying to the world and myself. Everybody deserves a second chance. I have not committed any crazy crimes. I am not how some people try to paint me. If somebody wants to call me a train wreck, well I've been a train that's been wrecked multiple times and derailed by many different things. But I rebuild, get on the tracks and keep going."

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The singer continues, "The media doesn't want to treat me like that. They want to villainize me. I am coming up on five years of being clean and the media doesn't pay as much attention to it as they should, because I am the living testament to 'you can do it. There is a lot of things I have to change."

In this handout photo provided by the Habersham Co Sheriff Office, Singer Aaron Carter poses for his booking photo after being charged for marijuana possession and suspicion of driving under the influence on July 15, 2017 in Clarkesville, Georgia. Carter's girlfriend, Madison Parker who was with him, was also arrested with drug-related charges and obstruction.
Singer Aaron Carter poses for his booking photo after being charged with marijuana possession and suspicion of driving under the influence on July 15, 2017 ( Habersham Co Sheriff Office)

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However, he checked himself into an outpatient rehab program in September 2022 to gain custody of his son Prince, reported The Sun. “It’s an abstinence program and I work with an individual counselor,” said the singer, adding, “I do group therapy, parenting classes, and domestic violence classes. I got myself certified in CPR, just a lot of different things."

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Carter also explained, “The main reason why I enrolled in Lionrock Recovery outpatient is to help with the weed. I don’t want to smoke weed anymore. I don’t really need to.”

Carter was found dead at his residence in Lancaster inside a bathtub. Throughout his 34 years, he faced legal issues and struggled with addiction and mental health issues. He sought treatment for it in the past to come out of it. On November 1, 2022, Carter was pulled over for DUI. However, he was let go after passing a field sobriety test. 

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