Nick Carter Says Family Prevented Him From Attending Sister Leslie’s Funeral

Wes Ferguson / February 6, 2012

Leslie Carter Passes Away
Nick & Aaron's sister dead at 25
Funeral services for Nick and Aaron Carter’s sister Leslie were held this weekend — but Nick did not attend. Although he isn’t entirely clear on all the details, he puts the blame on his family. 

“I wanted to be at my sister’s funeral, but my family has always had a complicated dynamic,” Nick said in a statement.

The former Backstreet Boy is currently on tour, which conflicted with the service. Over the weekend he held a concert and hosted an after-party at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, which forced him to miss Leslie’s funeral.

“I love my family. I want to thank everyone for all of their compassion and support that I have received during this most difficult time,” he added. “There are so many emotions for me surrounding the loss of my sister. I am trying to stay healthy, positive and focused.”

Leslie passed away last week from a suspected drug overdose. She was 25. Her memorial was held during a small ceremony in Upstate New York.