Singer Nick Carter was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge on Wednesday after a bar fight in Key West, Florida, according to Monroe County Sheriff's office documents.
The 35-year-old showed up to Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West intoxicated with a friend, according to a police report first obtained by TMZ. When Carter and his friend, Michael Papayans, were asked to leave the bar, Carter tried to choke a bouncer while Papayans head-butted a staff member.
At the time of publication, he is still in custody.
Carter recently wrapped up Season 21 of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." On the show, Carter opened up about his sister Leslie's death from an overdose in 2012 and how it influenced him to change his life. Carter has talked openly about his own struggle with drugs and alcohol addiction in his autobiography, Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It.
"I began drinking heavily in my teens and then moved on to drugs at 18 or 19, starting with marijuana and moving up to cocaine, Ecstasy, and prescription painkillers among other substances," wrote Carter, who recently told Entertainment Tonight that he was sober and healthy.
"I was able to look in the mirror at one point and said to myself, 'I don't want to be that person that you turn on the television and they're saying, We feel really bad because he died," he told ET.
The singer is now expecting his first child with his wife, Lauren Kitt. The two were married in 2014.
The Huffington Post reached out to Carter's rep for confirmation, but did not hear back immediately for comment.
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