Nick Carter’s back alright, but is it too soon?
The former Backstreet Boy and older brother of the late Leslie Carter took the stage Thursday night at New York City’s Irving Plaza — only two days after Leslie, 25, died of an apparent overdose.
The day after Leslie’s untimely death, Nick issued a statement announcing his intent to forge ahead with his tour: "Performing is cathartic to me and I am dedicating the rest of my tour to my sister since she loved to watch me perform.”
At least one superfan supports his decision. Laura Codd, who distributed pink paper hearts to the Irving Plaza crowd in honor of Leslie, later told People, "I made 100 of them and passed them out to the crowd ... to show we love him and support him and we appreciate him still coming out and performing tonight.”
Nick’s nod to Leslie came after a brief break in the show, when he dedicated the song “Falling Down” to her. "I've never done this before and I never thought I'd ever have to, but I'd like to dedicate this song to my sister,” he said.
Touching, yes, but it doesn’t change the fact that the pop star took the stage just two days after a major family tragedy.