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