Aaron Carter said he felt like “a weight and a burden” had been lifted as he opened up about his sexuality publicly for the first time late Saturday.
In an emotional post on Twitter, the pop star revealed he “Started to find boys and girls attractive” as a teen, and had “An experience with a male” who he “Worked with and grew up with.”
It should be noted that the 29-year-old brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter did not use the words “Gay” or “Bisexual” in his tweet.
Carter, who has been frank about his struggles with depression, substance abuse and eating disorders in the past, has since returned to the concert stage as part of a national tour.
UPDATE Aug. 6: Billboard has confirmed that the letter serves as Carter’s coming out as bisexual.
The singer thanked fans for their support on Twitter.