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Nick Carter

Nobody Told Me About

My Sister's Funeral

2/6/2012 1:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Nick Carter
tells TMZ ... he WANTED to attend his sister's funeral in NY this weekend, but his own family made it impossible for him to be there.

25-year-old Leslie Carter was laid to rest at a small ceremony in Upstate New York this weekend after a suspected prescription drug overdose. Several family members were present at the funeral, including Aaron Carter, but Nick was not.

Nick -- who was on the road performing at a concert at the time of the ceremony -- tells TMZ, “I wanted to be at my sister’s funeral, but my family has always had a complicated dynamic."

Nick would not get specific about the circumstances ... but sources close to the singer tell TMZ ... he feels family members went out of their way to make sure he was not included. 

Nick adds, "There are so many emotions for me surrounding the loss of my sister. I am trying to stay healthy, positive, and focused.” 

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1:25 PM PT: We called Nick's sister Ginger Carter for comment -- she replied, "That's not true," and immediately hung up on us.

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76.

joey    

I dont care what anyone ones said, there is NO excuse for not being there!! Period, however, he is the one that will have to live this choice. One day he will realizes he was in the wrong, regardless of his reasoning for not going. I mean he didnt even have to speak to his family, just be there. What an a**!! JMO

928 days ago
77.

Ann    

To use the sister's death to zing the poor guy, well, that's just plain pathetic.

928 days ago
78.

Anna    

I think in this case, you refer to Ginger Carter (the stepmother) is not the sister. That's right, they have a name Ginger Carter stepmother and half sister of the same name

928 days ago
79.

Joan K    

What a "F" d up family.

928 days ago
80.

Lilah    

He looks like ****.

928 days ago
81.

Pete    

If he really did care one bit. He would be by his family's side, in person, from the second he found out of her passing until after the funeral. Family emergencies take precedence over anything your doing in your career. Make-up dates can be made for the concert...

928 days ago
82.

SpeakTheWord    

Nick that is the biggest lie you have or will have ever told in you life. Your are a sorry S.O.B. to miss your sisters funeral .You are a piece of SH!T . If I was to ever cross paths with you in life I will say it to your face and bitc? slap your azz.

928 days ago
83.

Trixie39    

This isn't surprising at all. Nick has been a selfish a**hole for many years. Ginger IS his half-sister from his dad's first marriage. She is also the caretaker/custodian of Nick's child, Jason, age 10. One of the most messed up families ever.

928 days ago
84.

buzz kill    

Nobody told him? Did he think to ask?

928 days ago
85.

Bloomcounty.USA    

Ginger Carter isn't Nick's sister, it's his step-mother ... the same idiot that didn't call 911 when she couldn't wake Leslie up. The same idiot that the cops decided might be OD'ing on Xanax while they were interviewing her about what happened. Basically the moron that allowed Leslie to try to kick a habit to prescription meds at home instead of under supervised medical conditions. Yeah his family is complicated, it's a screwed up mix of addicts that are fully dysfunctional.

928 days ago
86.

1CAliqueen    

If he really wanted to be at his sisters funeral he would have been there. This is a poor excuse for choosing crack over family.

928 days ago
87.

debbie    

He doesn't have a sister named Ginger thats his stepmom.

928 days ago
88.

jmarie    

Nick doesn't have any kids.

928 days ago
89.

tellmeaboutit     

His family has always had a "complicated dynamic???" Nothing complicated about it. They're all a bunch of lowlife dbags. And he's still on the road playing a concert? What backwoods, drunken worm wrestle would book this guy? Ugh.

928 days ago
90.

Lilo    

Does he value fame more than being with his family during this sad time? Why would you even go perform in a concert when you know your sister has just died? I don't think it would be too difficult to figure out when the funeral was going to be.

928 days ago
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