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Nick Carter sings a new tune after health turnaround

Posted by Staff in Feb 23,2014 with No Comments

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter talks about losing 65 pounds and regaining his life.

Every time I hear another story about exercise saving someone’s life, I get a warm feeling inside. The latest comes from Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys. Exercise helped Carter lose 65 pounds. After overcoming addiction and a serious heart condition, he wrote about his travails in his new book, “Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It.”

Tell me about your heart problems. You were only 28. That must have really freaked you out.

I was on tour in Europe, and I was partying every night and really depressed. I ended up in Russia, and I remember I was trying to keep up with the local Russians in drinking games and I was feeling terrible. I couldn’t perform on stage to my usual standards, and afterward I went to the doctor, who told me I had drug- and alcohol-induced cardiomyopathy that was weakening my heart. It was a warning that if I stayed on that path I would die.

That must have been a major wake-up call.

The doctor read me the riot act. It really was life or death for me. He said I needed to stop drinking completely. I was overweight and I needed to change, so I just completely went extreme in the other direction. I wanted to fight for my life, so I sobered up. I quit alcohol for a year and stopped taking drugs. A year later the doctor said he couldn’t see the inflammation in my heart anymore.

What kind of role did exercise play in the change?

Exercise has absolutely been a replacement reward for me. It releases chemicals into your body that make you feel better and think more clearly. Once you know how you feel with a hangover and you compare it to how you feel after a workout, it’s a much better high. Your body doesn’t want to be poisoned with alcohol. Every now and then I have a drink, but I don’t like the way it makes me feel, so I’m still battling it. I’m working toward a future where I just don’t drink at all anymore, drinking less and less and working out more and more and eating better and focusing on my work. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt’s Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

Posted by Staff in Feb 07,2014 with No Comments

Former Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter and fiancée, Lauren Kitt, host their bachelor and bachelorette parties at Ghostbar.

When: Saturday, Feb. 8, time TBA

Where:Ghostbar, 4321 West Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

You can go to the gallery to take a look to the flyer.

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Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt’s Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

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Nick Carter: Send Justin Bieber Back to Canada; My Brother Aaron Carter is Better

Posted by Staff in Jan 30,2014 with No Comments

Nick Carter, formerly of the Backstreet Boys, said that Justin Bieber should go back to Canada and that Americans should stick with his brother Aaron Carter, who is better.

Nick and Aaron were shopping in Malibu when they were approached by TMZ.

Responding to a question about whether there is any comparison between Justin and Aaron–who is sometimes called the “original Justin Bieber”–Nick said that ”Justin Bieber’s cool and all … a whole new generation …. but he’s Canadian. Aaron’s American.”

“Go back to Canada, Justin,” he added. “America, stick with my brother.”

The comments come after a petition to the White House asking to deport Justin Bieber got the required 100,000 signatures. [Source]

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Backstreet focused on family

Posted by Staff in Dec 19,2013 with No Comments

The Backstreet Boys discussed their holiday plans while rehearsing for Christmas in Washington.

The Backstreet Boys can’t wait to spend the holidays with family.

The boyband, made up of A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell, was part of a star-studded line-up at Sunday evening’s Christmas in Washington holiday special.

The singers opened the show with a medley of festive songs, but while rehearsing for the show, the men admitted they were eager to work a little less and focus on their loved ones.

“We’re all with our families [during the holidays]. That’s our holiday gift to each other: peace of mind and separation for a second because we’re always together,” A.J. told USA Today.

“This will be my daughter’s second Christmas… now she’s all about opening up presents, so that’s really cool,” he gushed of his own plans.

Nick will meanwhile be celebrating with fiancée Lauren Kitt. The couple became engaged in February and she’s already taught him some new holiday traditions.

“We’ve taken some [past] traditions and we’re also starting new ones,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Backstreet Boys busy in 2014

Posted by Staff in Dec 12,2013 with No Comments

Earlier this week it was announced that AJ, Brian, Howie, Kevin, Nick will return to London next year on July 6th to perform at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park – as special guests alongside pop supergroup McBusted!

The very special date comes on top of Backstreet Boys’ hugely popular UK tour which kicks off in March.

Beginning March 26th at Birmingham’s LG Arena, the ‘In A World Like This’ tour will include dates at The O2 in Dublin, Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena, Glasgow’s Hydro and The O2 in London. With the boys being unable to cater to public demand by adding a second date at London’s O2, they jumped at the opportunity to give their fans another chance to see them live in London as a part of the line-up at the upcoming Hyde Park show.

Backstreet Boys said: ‘We saw the excitement about McBusted first hand when we were in the UK last month, so when we received a special invitation to take to the stage at Hyde Park next summer we could not say no! We can’t wait to get back to the UK for our tour in March and April and to now have the chance to return to London in the summer will make 2014 extra special for our fans.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Backstreet Boys to perform at Christmas in Washington

Posted by Staff in Nov 22,2013 with No Comments

The Backstreet Boys are getting ready to deck the halls in the nation’s capital this holiday season.

The boy band is set to perform at Christmas in Washington along with Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monáe and Pat Monahan.

Hugh Jackman is set to host this year’s festivities, which are celebrating their 32nd anniversary. The concert, which is attended annually by the president and first lady, will be taped at the National Building Museum on Dec. 15. It will air as a special at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Dec. 20 on TNT.

Charles Barkley, NBA Hall of Famer and analyst for TNT’s Inside the NBA, will make a special guest appearance at the holiday extravaganza, which benefits the Children’s National Health System. [Source]

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