In a letter to fans, Aaron Carter opened up about something that has been “weighing” on him for “nearly half” his 29 years on the planet: his sexuality. People reports that the former teen pop icon tweeted a heartfelt statement Saturday that revealed he’s bisexual. “This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me,” he wrote. Carter, who has dated stars like Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff, talked about being young in Hollywood, where he realized he was also attracted to boys early into his teens.
“I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive,” he wrote, adding that at 17, he had his first bisexual experience with a male he worked “and grew up with.” Carter was thankful for the outpouring of support his announcement brought, tweeting Sunday: “Waking up so overwhelmed by your love and support. Looking forward to seeing you all this Thursday in my hometown.” (The star has had a summer of ups and downs, recently making headlines in July after a suspected DUI in Georgia).