Aaron Carter checks himself into rehab

A report has claimed that Aaron Carter has checked himself into rehab.

E! reports that, according to a source, the 23-year-old former Dancing With the Stars contestant checked into a private Southern California facility earlier this month.

Apparently Carter’s choice to go to rehab was his move to “finally get help” and not a court-mandated decision.

“He was struggling recently and needed this,” adds a source.

Carter’s manager Johnny Wright confirms the report, telling E! exclusively:

“Several months ago Aaron came to me to help him return to music and to restart his career. He has been in Orlando working on a new album and perfecting his live show and his physical body.”

“Aaron, understanding the challenges and hard work it would take to get himself back to the top, requested to take some time before we started to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with. Therefore he has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guidance and cleansing he needs that will help him on the music journey he’s about to take.”

“He asks that everyone keep him in their prayers and that they respect his privacy at this time.”