Singer Aaron Carter‘s manager Taylor Helgeson has opened up about his final visit to the singer.
The Big Umbrella exec shared that the “Wonderful World” singer was in physical decline when he visited him to discuss future plans. However, Helgeson stated that the singer’s physical frailties did not affect his mental ability,
The manager also ruled out that Carter committed suicide, claiming that the “Fool’s Gold” crooner was too enthused about the future to have made such a decision. He also said that there were plans in place for Carter to go in for an inpatient rehab treatment to help with his addiction issues before his death.
Read on to learn more.
Aaron Carter’s Manager Says He Looked’ Thin’ And ‘Extremely Tired’
In an interview with Page Six, Helgeson revealed that Carter was looking out of sorts when they met a few days before he was found dead.
“He looked thin. He was extremely tired,” the manager said, adding, “He just looked like he needed to be doing anything but working. He looked like he needed to be taken care of him.”
At the time, the pair had met at a music studio to have talks about a new album that Carter wanted to work on. However, after seeing his client’s appearance, Helgeson was shocked by how quickly the former teen pop star had declined.
The Big Umbrella Management exec also pointed out that the artist did not appear to be mentally incapacitated in any manner throughout that visit.
He told the publication, “He didn’t seem okay physically … [but] mentally, he was the most excited I’ve seen him in months. He was very intelligent, and he was very conscious of what people wanted to see from him.”
Taylor Helgeson Does Not Believe The Singer Committed Suicide
Carter’s body was allegedly surrounded by compressed air cans and pill bottles at the time he was discovered dead at his residence in Lancaster, Calif., on November 5.
This discovery has led many to speculate that he had ended his life, although the police have not yet disclosed the official cause of death.
Carter’s manager does not share this same view, telling Page Six that his client’s enthusiasm about the future rules out any possibility that he took such a weighty decision.
“He was a guy with a lot of plans,” Helgeson said, recounting his last days with the singer, who he had managed for eight months. “We had so much stuff going on, and, you know, Aaron was a really prideful guy in his own right, too. That’s not his style.”
Aaron Carter’s Manager Wanted Him To Go To Rehab
While Helgeson is adamant that the “Aaron Party” singer did not commit suicide, he did admit that his client still struggled with addiction issues.
During the days before Carter’s death, the pair had discussed plans for the singer to go in for an inpatient rehab program, which the father-of-one had resisted for a while.
“We were proposing [what] would have been … three months in Utah just on detoxing and kind of formulating new physical habits within your body,” Helgeson said.
At the time, Carter was more worried about trying to regain custody of his son Prince, whom he shares with Instagram influencer Melanie Martin.
Helgeson added, “[Carter] was saying, ‘I’m going to get my kid back, and then I’m going to do this,’ and I was saying, ‘If you do this, I’m definitely going to get you your kid back.'”
Aaron Carter’s Memoir, Projects, And Will
In light of Carter’s death, the release date for his controversial memoir, Aaron Carter: An Incomplete Story of an Incomplete Life, has been pushed back.
“Out of respect for the Carter family, my client has decided to defer the further release of the book at this time,” a rep for the publishers announced, per Page Six. “Mr. Carter was not just a celebrity but also a father, a brother, a son, and a friend to many still grieving for him.”
Similarly, Helgeson shared in his interview that there were no plans to promote Carter’s projects in the near future as they were all still grieving.
Regarding the singer’s properties, it is expected that his son Prince will inherit his estate due to the absence of a will.