Aaron Carter at Fashion' s Night Out in 2012.
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Aaron Carter, 25, is about to go on a financial diet.
The singer, who is the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, has filed for bankruptcy.
"Aaron filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy protection to alleviate past issues in an effort to move forward with his life and career," his rep, Steve Honig, confirms to USA TODAY in a statement. "The overwhelming majority of the debt he is asking to be discharged is from more than 10 years ago when he was a minor and not in control of his finances."
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Carter's assets total $8,232.16, but his liabilities total $2,204,854, which include a $31,166 American Express bill. TMZ adds that Carter additionally owes over $1 million to the IRS.
The filing means we also now know how much it costs to be Carter on a monthly basis: $2,005, to be exact. That includes $600 for food, $150 for clothes, and $65 for hygiene. "He's currently living with a family member," says TMZ.
It seems a reformed path has been on his mind. "I've been living a different lifestyle," the Huffington Post reports Carter told the Wichita Eagle last month. "I don't party. I've partied enough. I don't go out. I focus on other things that are much more important. I focus on being an entertainer. I love performing. That's what I'm about. I want to take that next step."
Carter is currently on tour, and will be performing in Eugene, Ore.,tonight.