Aaron Carter gets welfare check from police after worried fans call authorities over troubling online behavior
- Police in Lancaster, CA conducted a welfare check at Aaron Carter’s house Sept 20
- Worried fans called authorities after the singer exhibited troubling behavior during a live stream
- Fans were concerned the singer was huffing off-camera
- Officers found no sign of drugs in the home
- Aaron told TMZ he sprayed air freshener as part of a joke about troll hunting
- The incident happened shortly after the musician threatened to sue his ex-girlfriend
- Melanie Martin accused the singer of domestic abuse, but later recanted
- Both Aaron and Melanie have lost custody of their nine-month-old son, Prince
- Aaron said he has checked into a out-patient program to help regain custody
Aaron Carter‘s fans were so worried about the singer, they called police to ask officers to check on him.
TMZ has reported the requests for a welfare check came in the evening of Tuesday, September 20, after fans were worried the 34-year-old might be doing drugs off-camera while streaming a live chat on social media.
The screen went black during the online conversation and some fans thought they could hear spraying and inhaling going on in the background.
Welfare check: Police in Lancaster, CA were asked to conduct as welfare check on Aaron Carter, 34, might have been huffing during an online stream Tuesday, September 20, according to TMZ
The I Want Candy singer has previously admitted to having a huffing addiction.
According to McGill University, huffing, ‘involves inhaling (or ‘huffing’) fumes from your everyday run-of-the-mill household products, such as glue, cleaning products or paint. This huffing produces a high that is similar to the effects of alcohol.’
When police and fire rescue responded to the musician’s home in Lancaster, California, sources say Aaron didn’t come to the door at first, but when investigators did make contact, the singer said he had been sleeping.
Results: No drugs were found at the home and there was no evidence of any suicide attempt
No drugs were found at the home and there was no evidence of any suicide attempt.
The Fool’s Gold artist, who previously revealed he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder and anxiety, claimed online he was ‘the troll hunter’ and sprayed what appeared to be air freshener. He explained the actions as a joke to TMZ saying, ‘I’m tired of people coming after me, so I trolled everybody.’
The incident happened just a couple of days after the troubled singer went online threatening to sue his on-again/off-again girlfriend Melanie Martin, who accused him of domestic abuse at one time, but later recanted.
Troll hunting: The singer told TMZ the stunt in which he sprayed air freshener was a joke and he was acting as a ‘troll hunter,’ because ”I’m tired of people coming after me, so I trolled everybody’
Both Aaron and Melanie have lost custody of their nine-month-old son, Prince, who is being cared for by his maternal grandmother.
Aaron claimed he has voluntarily check into a month-long outpatient program through Lionrock Recovery so he can regain custody of the boy.
In an interview with The US Sun, he explained, ‘It’s an abstinence program and I work with an individual counselor. I do group therapy, parenting classes, domestic violence classes, I got myself certified in CPR, just a lot of different things,’ he continued,’ It’s new being a parent but it’s actually become really fun and exciting and given me a new chapter of my life. It’s been amazing.’
Rehab: The artist claimed he has voluntary entered an outpatient rehab program so that he can regain custody of his son, Prince. The nine-month-old is being cared for by his maternal grandmother