Aaron Carter was briefly hospitalized on Thursday, June 22 after being body-shamed by fans.

Carter said that people were bullying him for his health issues on Twitter. At his Syracuse concert, the singer overheard people discussing how skinny he was, saying he looked like he had cancer and suggesting he needed to eat five cheeseburgers. In fact, he has a medical condition called hiatal hernia.

A hiatus hernia occurs when part of the stomach pushes up into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm, which can cause food and acid to back up into the esophagus and can lead to heartburn.

Carter, who is the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, checked himself into the emergency room at St. Joseph’s Hospital after performing on Thursday night.


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“Lots of shows lately had to head up to the ER just to get a little check up,” sharing photos of himself in a wheelchair and a hospital bed on Twitter.

“I’ll recover,” he wrote before promising to “work on getting bigger physically.”

“I’m entirely hurt by a so-called fan that I just encountered. She wasn’t realizing I was listening, she said I look like I have cancer. This is body shaming. You guys are bullying me. I’ve already addressed my medical issues. #bodyshaming,” the singer said in another tweet.

“I’ve literally had the hardest week of my life, my dad past [sic] away my late sisters birthday anniversary was June 6th & people #BodyShame me,” he added.


  • samantha steven
    samantha steven on

    More power to you. I know that the struggle is really hard and it takes a lot of courage to fight against this medical condition. Dealing with Hernia is not easy and the symptoms differ from person to person. Self-care measures and medication to treat the symptoms may be enough to deal with a hiatal hernia if the symptoms are relatively mild. Awareness is a must for this condition – https://www.everydayhealth.com/hiatal-hernia/guide/ is a good article to know more about the disease and treatments. Thanks.

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