Nick Carter has been in the public eye since he was only a teenager as one of the members of the Backstreet Boys. As the youngest member of the band, Carter saw a lot of success in his days, but today he shared a heartbreaking update to his life.
Currently, Carter is on a solo tour in South America, but last night, on September 10th, he tweeted out a message that made people realize that he was going through something devastating.
"God give us peace during this time," he tweeted. "I was really looking forward to meeting her after 3 months. I'm heart broken."
God give us peace during this time. I really was looking forward to meeting her after 3 months. 😢. I’m heart broken.— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) September 10, 2018
He clarified right after by saying that "It was a little sister for Odin..."
It was a little sister for Odin...— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) September 10, 2018
Carter and his wife Lauren were expecting their second child. They have once child together, a two-year-old son named Odin.
Carter continued his tweet by saying "I don't think I can perform tonight. I'm sorry Lima."
I don’t think I can perform tonight. I’m sorry Lima.— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) September 10, 2018
It was understandable, and many of his fans were being kind in their comments about the show's potential cancellation, but within an hour of posting that, he decided that performing was his best option.
This will be hard, but for the love of my fans here in Lima I’ll be on the stage tonight.— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) September 10, 2018
Carter went on with the show, despite his broken heart, using his performance to deal with his grief.
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Oh this is breaking my heart..... "Tell me why I can't be there Where you are. There's something missing In my heart" 💔😢 #Repost @backstreetsboyss (@get_repost) ・・・ Nick in Lima -Peru @backstreetboys @nickcarter #nickcarter #Backstreetboys #nickinlimaperu #tour2018 #muisic #concert
He sang some classic Backstreet Boys songs as well as some of his own material, but fans who attended the show and around the world have been sending their condolences to the popstar and his wife for their loss.
Carter married Lauren back in 2014, and they announced her pregnancy in 2014. They had complications with their first child, but after the first trimester it became a little bit easier. They had actually lost a child before getting pregnant with Odin, and Lauren shared some details back when Odin was born.
"In the beginning of this pregnancy, we had complications and weren't sure if it was going to carry through," Lauren, revealed. "It was just first trimester complications that passed, but I didn't completely connect with my baby until I got later into my second trimester, because I didn't know what was going to happen."
Carter has been a doting dad since his son was born, and the family was obviously ready to expand. It's heartbreaking that they have to suffer this tragic loss.
He's not the only celebrity to endure such a hardship though, earlier this month, Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek revealed that he and his wife had also experienced miscarriages, saying the pain will "tear you open like nothing else."
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Wanted to say a thing or two about miscarriages... of which we’ve had three over the years (including right before this little beauty). First off - we need a new word for it. “Mis-carriage”, in an insidious way, suggests fault for the mother - as if she dropped something, or failed to “carry.” From what I’ve learned, in all but the most obvious, extreme cases, it has nothing to do with anything the mother did or didn’t do. So let’s wipe all blame off the table before we even start. Second... it will tear you open like nothing else. It’s painful and it’s heartbreaking on levels deeper than you may have ever experienced. So don’t judge your grief, or try to rationalize your way around it. Let it flow in the waves in which it comes, and allow it it’s rightful space. And then... once you’re able... try to recognize the beauty in how you put yourself back together differently than you were before. Some changes we make proactively, some we make because the universe has smashed us, but either way, those changes can be gifts. Many couples become closer than ever before. Many parents realize a deeper desire for a child than ever before. And many, many, many couples go on to have happy, healthy, beautiful babies afterwards (and often very quickly afterwards - you’ve been warned 😍). I’ve heard some amazing metaphysical explanations for them, mostly centering around the idea that these little souls volunteer for this short journey for the benefit of the parents... but please share whatever may have given you peace or hope along the way... Along with a new word for this experience. #miscarriage #WeNeedANewName #MoreCommonThanYouHearAbout @vanderkimberly
"It’s painful and it’s heartbreaking on levels deeper than you may have ever experienced. So don’t judge your grief, or try to rationalize your way around it," Van Der Beek said. "Let it flow in the waves in which it comes, and allow it it’s rightful space. And then... once you’re able... try to recognize the beauty in how you put yourself back together differently than you were before."
Hopefully the Carter family will see his words and know that they aren't alone in this difficult time.