Police in St. Petersburg, Florida were called to the home of pop star Aaron Carter on Wednesday night in response to an anonymous suicide threat, according to multiple news reports.
Police arrived at 10 p.m. local time at Carter’s residence after a friend reported that Carter, 29, threatened to commit suicide. Authorities found a vehicle outside the house but did not encounter Carter.
According to the New York Daily News, police visited Carter’s residence three times in a 24-hour period earlier this week. The visits came after a call from a friend on Tuesday saying that Carter had attempted to buy a gun and threatened to harm family members. Earlier that day, Carter had been in an accident that totaled his car and gave him a broken nose.
“I just want to let everyone know I’m doing ok. I’m just laying low tonight. Sorry if I scared anyone, but I’m ok,” Carter tweeted on Thursday after reports of a police visits to his home surfaced.
Reps for Carter told the Daily News that Carter is fine and is still preparing for performances in Memphis this Saturday and New York City on Tuesday. Thursday afternoon, Carter responded to reports about the police visits on Twitter, saying he was “appalled” by the reports and called them “false accusations.”
“I guess trying to be funny and stupid and have a good laugh when I’m hanging out by myself makes me manic, everyone needs to relax,” Carter tweeted. “I’m focused/ready to put out my album in 2018 I won’t give up nor will I standby people trying to take make me out to be something I’m not.”