Former Backstreet Boy star Nick Carter battled drug and alcohol addiction for 10 years and has released a new memoir about his struggles.
In his autobiography, Nick Carter partially blames ex-girlfriend Paris Hilton for partying getting out of hand.
In the book “Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It”, Carter said the socialite was a bad influence.
The singer dated Paris Hilton from 2003-2004.
In excerpts Nick writes, “Paris was the worst person in the world for me to hook up with”.
The now 33-year-old star claims the former “Simple Life”star, who was arrested for cocaine possession in 2010, “fed my worst impulses as far as partying”.
Nick Carter said when he dated Paris that things were so out of control that it “could’ve ended in tragedy”.
Nick revealed he would sometimes drink an entire bottle of Vodka.
He writes, “…during the height of my problems, I did Ecstasy, cocaine and drank a large bottle of vodka a night”.
He most regrets doing Ecstasy (which some call Molly) because the drug caused him to have depression.
Nick stated, “The amount I did caused changes to my brain that are responsible for my bouts of depression now”.
Nick has now been sober for five years, making the decision to get clean after his health was affected.
In 2008, the singer from chest discomfort and fatigue while on tour with his band in Europe. He saw a cardiologist in Florida who said he was suffering from cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle.
Nick said he went on a bender just before he received test results. He said, “I went out and just went nuts. I drank so much and I did a bunch of blow. I felt like I was trying to kill myself – because I didn’t want to get the results.”
He says he decided to get sober after getting the test results, saying “(I told myself ) I don’t want to die. I don’t want to be that person people read about and think, ‘That’s sad that he couldn’t stop it and killed himself.'”
Their sister Leslie passed away at age 25 in January 2012, after suffering a suspected prescription drug overdose.
We’re happy to see Nick Carter happy and healthy these days. He became engaged to Lauren Kitt in February 2013.
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