We're not sure exactly what's going on with Aaron Carter these days, but whatever it is, it's very sad, and very serious.
The public became aware of the latest trouble in the singer's life when his older brother, Nick Carter, filed for a restraining order, claiming that Aaron had threatened to murder both him and his wife, who was pregnant at the time.
In an effort to share the news himself before it was reported by the tabloid media Nick took to social media, writing:
"After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron today," he wrote.
"In light of Aaron's increasingly alarming behavior and his recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and unborn child, we were left with no choice but to take every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family.
"Take care. @nickcarter we’re done for life...I haven’t seen him in four years. And I don’t intend," Aaron responded.
"All I ask is for my family to leave me alone," he continued.
"This is blood. Not love. I will never be around you and I don’t want to be around you ... Stop trying to get me 5150’d before I file a harassment suit myself nick I have the $."
The conflict seemed to send Aaron into an often frightening downward spiral.
Shortly thereafter, he accused Nick of raping a 91-year-old woman.
Then, in case there were any remaining doubts about the state of Aaron's mental health, the 31-year-old revealed a large, garish face tattoo.
Not surprisingly, this series of events led to rumors that Aaron is on drugs.
And given the very public fashion in which he lives his life, it's also not surprising that Aaron decided to disprove those rumors by submitting to a urine test on Instagram Live.
Unfortunately, he may not have received the results he was hoping for.
Seemingly irate about an article published by Radar Online, Aaron captioned the video:
"STOP WRITING LIES ABOUT ME AND START THROWING SOME FUCKING RESPECT ON MY NAME! @radaronline," he wrote.
"Your 'shocking drug' post about me was desperate and completely misleading to whatever readers you have left these days. proving you idiots wrong will NEVER get old to me.
Carter then proceeded to take a drug test he had apparently purchased online and threatened Radar with legal action if the site didn't delete its original article.
In the comments, many fans pointed out that he appeared to test positive for both THC and PCP.
While Carter admits to smoking weed, he says fans misinterpreted the results with regard to PCP.
"For everybody out there that's questioning the results, you f--king a--holes," Aaron said in a second video.
This time, he showed a test that was positive only for THC.
Obviously many still felt that he had faked the results, but for now, let's focus on the positive.
Nick Carter welcomed a baby girl today just after wife Lauren Kitt suffered a miscarriage.
And Aaron was among the first to congratulate the couple on social media:
"I’ve been very hurt by the fact that my big brother has not made an effort to be part of my life for a long time. So therefore, I lashed out and said some hurtful things I did not mean to say," Aaron tweeted.
"I love my brother. I love my family, and all I want is peace and love for everybody."
Congratulations to Nick, and here's hoping the Carters can put all this recent ugliness behind them.