The Terrifying Reason Nick Carter Got a Restraining Order Against Aaron Carter

The rift between musical brothers Nick Carter, of the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron Carter has gotten serious — and terrifying. The brothers have parted ways and Nick has explained why he had to get a restraining order against Aaron.

Nick Carter and Aaron Carter restraining order
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What happened between Nick and Aaron Carter?

The brothers have had a tense relationship through the years, but things reached a new level today when Aaron revealed in a series of tweets that Nick got a restraining order. The two have been estranged for years, according to Aaron.

He tweeted: “So my brother just got a restraining order against me. And I was just served lol,” adding, “Take care. @nickcarter we’re done for life” and “I haven’t seen him in four years. And I don’t intend.”

Nick explained the reason for the restraining order

Nick also took to Twitter to explain his reasons behind the legal action, sharing: “After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron today.”

He continued, sharing the details of Aaron’s threats against his wife, noting: “In light of Aaron’s increasingly alarming behavior and his recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and unborn child, we were left with no choice but to take every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family. We love our brother and truly hope he gets the proper treatment he needs before any harm comes to himself or anyone else.”

Aaron fired back

In response to Nick’s post, Aaron tweeted: “I am astounded at the accusations being made against me and I do not wish harm to anyone, especially my family. This is obviously a chess game of some sort.”

He added: “All I ask is for my family to leave me alone. This is blood. Not love. I will never be around you and I don’t want to be around you. I am the one who said I’m done then you send me this!? Ok. Stop trying to get me 5150’d before I file a harassment suit myself nick I have the $.”

He later tweeted: “LEAVE ME ALONE. FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. IM BEGGING YOU. PLEASE. I haven’t even seen you guys and nick you bullied me my whole life. And tortured me as a child. And everyone knows it. ITS BEEN PUBLIC. and now you’re scared of the truth.”

Aaron also explained: “I never threatened anyone. I’m appalled by this and don’t ever wish to speak to them again. They’re trying to 5150 me. My brother called me a month ago and told me to ‘stay off of Instagram live.'”

Aaron canceled tour dates

This development comes on the heels of Aaron cancelling upcoming tour dates, as he explained on Twitter earlier this week: “I appreciate the love and efforts from my supporters but after my next two shows coming up in Kentucky & Missouri & after I fly to Vancouver to do the toy drive which I’m donating 400 toys and over 1k of fan donations I’m canceling the rest of my shows for the remaining year.”

He continued: “I have to put my health first and I hope you can all understand how much I need this time to heal and recharge my batteries. I love you. Stay strong. Stay healthy, and just know I’ll be back next year ready to go. But as a man, this is what I need to do to have some peace. Xo.”

Last week, Aaron visited The Doctors for an interview in which he shared: “The official diagnosis is that I suffer from multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety; I’m manic depressive. I’m prescribed Xanax, Seroquel, Gabapentin, Hydroxyzine, Trazodone, Omeprazole.”