More clues as to what may have contributed to Aaron Carter’s tragic deathare coming to light.
Responding officers reportedly found multiple cans of compressed air in the singer’s bathroom — where his body was discovered on Saturday — as well as in the bedroom of his Lancaster, Calif., home, law enforcement sources told TMZ on Monday.
The outlet also reports that cops found prescription pill bottles at the scene.
Inhalant abuse, or “huffing” products like compressed air, can cause permanent brain damage that can lead to irreversible neurological deficits, according to the American Addiction Centers.
Carter, who died at the age of 34, first revealed his addiction to huffing during a 2019 episode of “The Doctors.” At the time, he claimed his late sister, Leslie Carter, was the one who introduced him to the habit. She fatally overdosed in 2012 at the age of 25.
“It’s something that I’ve kept secret from the whole world until now,” he shared at the time, noting that he began to huff when he was “about 16.”
Aaron said he “didn’t really touch it” again until he was “about 23,” right after he competed on Season 9 of “Dancing With the Stars” in 2009.
“I started going to Staples and Office Depot and different places, buying it with cash so it wouldn’t be reported on receipts or anything like that, so no one could trace me,” he admitted. “I was huffing because I was really f–king stupid and sad, but this is really no excuse. I was huffing because I’m a drug addict.”
It’s unclear whether Aaron was battling an active addiction to huffing at the time of his death. However, TMZ reported last month that cops showed up to his house for a welfare check after fans watching his Instagram Live became concerned he was huffing.
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