Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter apologises after Florida ‘bar brawl’ arrest

Boy band star charged with battery following incident

Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter has apologised after getting arrested in Florida earlier this month.

On January 13Carter was “involved in some kind of scuffle” at Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West. He was charged with misdemeanor battery.

Carter’s occupation was given as “none” in the police report.

The singer has now taken to Twitter to say sorry for his actions. “I am human and at times it can be a struggle to balance a healthy lifestyle. I’m not perfect and for that I am sorry,” he wrote.

“When we fall we have to get up and keep on walking. I hope you stay by my side and continue to walk with me.”

Carter was previously arrested in 2002 after an incident at a nightclub in Tampa. Charges were dismissed after a plea bargain, in which he agreed to pay a fine and complete community service.

In 2005, the singer pleaded guilty to drink driving and ordered to undergo three months alcohol treatment.

Carter released his third solo album ‘All American’ in November 2015.

Backstreet Boys’ latest album ‘In a World Like This’ was released in 2013. The band embarked on a joint tour with New Kids on the Block during 2011.

Singer A.J. McLean recently announced that the band had returned to the studio last year, and also hinted heavily at the possibility of a future tour with The Spice Girls.

The vocalist also confirmed his Florida act’s recent involvement in zombie flick Dead 7, written by Carter.

“The Spice Girls tour has been this idea bouncing around for the past year and a half, and it’s something we’re still talking about,” McLean said at the time.

“But we’re going back in on to dust off the cobwebs. We’re working with a new producer, Jay Cash, who wrote ‘Sugar’ for Maroon 5. This is just the beginning phase, but we’re hoping to have the album done before our cruise in May [2016].”