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Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter Releases Twitter Post About His Arrest in Key West

by Cailey Lindberg   Jan 25, 2016 14:30 PM EST

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Nick Carter is trying to do some damage control on Twitter following his arrest in Key West, Florida earlier this month. The former Backstreet Boys singer was drunk and disorderly at a bar one night, which is not the best of behavior for someone expecting their first child. Carter is married to wife Lauren Kitt Carter. In his posts, the singer gets philosophical at times and hits home with the main point of his posts saying, “I’m not perfect,” while discussing the perils of trying to balance a “healthy lifestyle.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, the Key West police report shows that Carter was booked for battery after a fight outside the Hog’s Breath Saloon. The report stated that Carter and friend Michael Papayans were in the bar, seemed to be intoxicated and were asked to leave multiple times by the bartender. Reportedly, Papayans head-butted one of the Hog’s Breath employees when they were escorted outside, and Carter choked a bouncer. The Key West Police Department reported that the entire incident was captured by a security camera.

Carter was kept in jail overnight and charged with misdemeanor battery.

“I’m just a guy trying to enjoy some vacation time in Key West,” Carter allegedly said to reporters upon his release. “The truth will come out.”

The singer had joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars this past August along with Victor Espinoza and Bindi Irwin for the show’s 21st season. He’d reportedly been approached by the producer’s several times over the preceding four years, and had just agreed to compete in the ABC competition show.

In a statement released to US Weekly to confirm his upcoming appearance, Carter said, “My brother was on it; he did great; and he’s a great little dancer and entertainer so I saw it through his eyes throughout the experience. And there’s a lot of competitiveness in me and I think there’s a little something inside of me that says, ‘Okay, I’m going to go there and represent the Carter name and do even better than he did.'”

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