Nick Carter Bares His Chest, Opens Up About Health Struggles


Nick Carter


Currently weighing in at 167 lbs. after being diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition eight months ago, Nick Carter says his life is "awesome".

Bulking up after being diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition eight months ago, Nick Carter has no hesitation to shed his clothes off and bare his chest for this week's issue of People. To the weekly publication he opens up about his health struggles after 10 years of battling with alcohol and drugs.

Nick was touring with his band Backstreet Boys in Europe last spring, when he suddenly experienced mild chest discomfort and fatigue. Undergoing medical tests, he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, which is described as a weakening of the heart muscle which can require a transplant or lead to sudden death.

The diagnosis then became Nick's turning point, leading him to live a healthier lifestyle. "I don't want to die," he said. "I don't want to be that person people read about and think, 'That's sad that he couldn't stop it and killed himself.'" From that time on, "I'm trying to make myself better. But I don't regret anything that I've gone through, because it makes me who I am." Currently weighing in at 167 lbs. and in great health, Nick describes his life as "awesome."

This week's issue of People, to which Nick opens up about his old habit of partying and clubbing, his girlfriend, and his home in Nashville, will go on sale on Friday, February 6.

Nick Carter has, on January 26, held an early bash at the Key Club in Hollywood to mark his 29th birthday. He was joined by fellow Backstreet Boys band members Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean during the party. He actually turned 29 years old on January 28.

© AceShowbiz.com


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  •  
    Monica Christina
    Jul 13, 2009

    the now tomorrow the calling and Monica & Brian's wedding hard heart is on with the on backstreet Boys

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    Ecka dorough smanes
    May 09, 2009

    Just here,take your life better! We all in lndonesia love u so much,don't make any mistake anymore.. We wanna see u health n keep smile inside. I pray to God for your recover

  •  
    Ecka cwte
    May 09, 2009

    Just here,take your life better! We all in lndonesia love u so much,don't make any mistake anymore.. We wanna see u health n keep smile inside. I pray to God for your recover

  •  
    Ecka cwte
    May 09, 2009

    Just here,take your life better! We all in lndonesia love u so much,don't make any mistake anymore.. We wanna see u health n keep smile inside. I pray to God for your recover

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    myjiliu_christienne
    Apr 05, 2009

    nick's sick? gosh, that's really bad! i think he should really let go of the booze & the partying. honestly, he ain't getting any younger & he should start to take life seriously. he must take care of his health if he wanna live his life to the fullest as well as see all of his greatest aspirations come true. i hope nick will recover fast for i love him eversince i was in high school (to think that i am already 24... haha!)! love yah lots nick! xOXo christine :D

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    jesusfreakhappyfeet
    Mar 05, 2009

    I was so sadden when I had found out that he coudl have died. I only pray that he gets better, and stays away from drugs.

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    cristal thibault
    Feb 25, 2009

    i hope that nick gets back on his feet and stays away from the drinking and drugs i love you nick so much. you rock man you sexy man. i was crying when i found out that could have die.i love you soooo much

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    Raks
    Feb 09, 2009

    i knew Nick was the only person who had the courage to undergo heavy hard work to better himself. That's the reason why i say his sibs are lucky to have him as deir bro, and dats why they are the 5 LUCKY STARS OF JANE!!!

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    Monica Christina
    Feb 08, 2009

    the on with Monica & Brian's wedding on are her go joke around the EW there in are her in are year older pokes King of the on are engaged,

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    amar
    Feb 07, 2009

    i also had a similar experience wid drugs but it only made me stronger.bless you nick you will be just fine! <ya fan always cheers!!

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    azoreana
    Feb 06, 2009

    i hope he does quit the booze and the drugs i just hate for tmz to catch him off guard

  •  
    BSBfan
    Feb 05, 2009

    I can't believe Nick had heart trouble! Poor Nickolas :( I'm extremely glad he is doing so well now! <3 ya Nick!

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