To say that 2017 hasn’t been a good year for Aaron Carter would be an understatement.
This month has been no exception.
On Sept. 5, police were called to Carter’s house three times within just 24 hours. According to People magazine, the first call was just before noon from a concerned individual telling police Carter had been drinking and doing drugs and had been “trying to buy a gun for the last couple of weeks.”
Then, around 2 p.m., officers received another call about Carter, revealing he’d been involved in a car accident earlier that day — which left him with a totaled car and broken nose for which he refused medical attention. The caller reportedly told police the singer needed a psychiatric evaluation.
However, upon arrival, officers determined Carter showed no “signs of distress” and left without any incident, according to People.
But at 4 a.m., police were called once more regarding Carter, reportedly being told he was “not in a safe mental state” and “has threatened to harm family and others.”
Though police showed up once more, TMZ indicated no one answered their knock.
Now, according to TMZ, his reported attempts to purchase a firearm were immediately denied after his background check was flagged.
TMZ also reported employees at the shop witnessed Carter’s strange behavior:
He was jumpy, bragging about himself and hitting on girls at the shop. The manager said he appeared unhinged.
Last week, the singer decided to check himself into rehab. His publicist, Steve Honig, told The Hollywood Reporter Carter did so “to improve his health and work on his overall wellness”:
“He is going to do this privately and focus all his attention on being the best person and performer possible. He is grateful for the support and love from his fans and looks forward to coming back stronger than ever before.”
It’s still unclear as to why his background check was flagged.