Aaron Carter says he is sleep deprived after his DUI arrest on Saturday, July 15. The singer talked to ET candidly about the whole incident and revealed what kind of alcohol and drugs he uses.

29-year-old Aaron Carter was arrested on Saturday evening after several reports to the police were claiming he was acting reckless behind the wheel of his car. The younger brother of former Backstreet Boy Nick Carter appeared under severe stress on Tuesday, when he talked candidly to ET about the arrest and the aftermath. He says he hasn’t been sleeping since the arrest and listens to music to help him cope.

 

Aaron Carter says he is sleep deprived for four days.
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Aaron explains that he bought a cheap car to save money on rentals and was driving with his girlfriend, Madison Parker, from Kansas, Missouri, to Alabama. On the way, he stopped at an AutoZone in Georgia. He wanted to get a new tire and fix the alignment of the car. “Somebody said I was driving recklessly on the road, that’s what the police report said, but the alignment was off on my car, so I went to AutoZone to see if I could do anything about it”, he says.

While at the AutoZone, the police approached him and “forcefully” grabbed him out. Carter says he invoked the right to have his attorney present, but the police didn’t grant it. They asked whether he had anything illegal in the car. Cater: “I said, ‘I have marijuana in the car.’” He tried to explain the officers the situation, but they didn’t want to talk. “He said, ‘You’re a professional, right? I’m a professional too, so be quiet.’ And then I said, ‘OK.'”

He was arrested for DUI. When asked by the reporter what he was under the influence of, he said: “Nothing.” Then he mentioned he had smoked weed nine hours before. “I smoke it for anxiety, I smoke it to eat…”

Carter says he doesn’t drink alcohol because of his health condition, but that he occasionally sips a very light beer. “I have to drink the lightest beer possible that’s not hoppy. I don’t drink any hard liquor”, the musician said.

As for drugs, Aaron explains that the only drugs he takes are the ones he is prescribed. On that list, there is Xanax, propranolol and oxycodone. “I take Xanax, Propranolol for high blood pressure medication, and I took oxycodones for my mouth.”

He insists he doesn’t have a problem with addiction and says it is “hurtful” to see people believe that about him. “What I need is for people to understand that I’m human and that I make mistakes just like every other human in this world, but I would never risk my life or my girlfriend’s life.”