Aaron Carter wants you to know that drugs are not to blame for his skinny frame.
The 29-year-old singer posted a series of tweets on Wednesday addressing concerns about his weight, saying a medical condition is the cause.
“By the way y’all wanna know why I’m so skinny?” he wrote to his 601k Twitter followers, following his comeback performance in Las Vegas. “It’s because @ 19 I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. I didn’t choose that. Be kind to me.”
ICYDK, a hiatal hernia is when part of the stomach periodically pushes up through the diaphragm muscle.
The former child star went into detail about the condition, explaining stress is the main trigger that then results in a loss of appetite.
“Basically I have an eating disorder,” he revealed.
The ‘I Want Candy’ singer, who previously spoke publicly about the condition in 2015, denied that drugs played a role, despite having a history of substance abuse and checking into treatment in 2011.
“No I don’t do drugs, yes I feel pain,” he wrote. “I haven’t stopped working since I was 7 years old – 22 years later and I still won’t give up.”
He even went as far to say that his brother, Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, could vouch for him.
“If you don’t believe me ask my brother, he was there when I was 19 diagnosed,” Aaron wrote, adding, “It’s a stress eating disorder, I’m sorry I didn’t choose this.”
It comes only two months after the release of his album LØVË, which is the former teen star’s first body of work since 2002.
He signed off the tweet series, writing, “I might not be exactly where I want to be but I’m doing much better than I was before. Goodnight.”