Aaron Carter
"I Want Candy" singer Aaron Carter, pictured May 13, 2017 in Carson, California, said he was taking a break from social media after people made hurtful and untrue jokes about him dying from a terminal illness. Getty Images

“I Want Candy” singer Aaron Carter announced Monday he was leaving Twitter after he claimed he was being bullied. The star apparently has a chronic illness, though he didn’t say what he was suffering from.

He titled his tweet, “My message to everyone.”

“I’m praying for the people who truly do have terminal illnesses and I’m praying even more for the people who make cruel jokes about me having terminal illnesses. It’s not only unfair to me, but more importantly, to the people who are really suffering. It’s TRULY tragic that people would make comments about me dying from these diseases when there are millions of people out there who are really suffering and dying from terminal illnesses every day. The people who make jokes about me having chronic diseases are really the people who need help. It is cruel and unfair to the people who are really suffering.”

An hour earlier, Carter announced he needed a break from social media. “Be safe my loves I'm sorry but I can't do this twitter social media stuff right now. I'll check in with you in a few months,” he wrote.

Carter’s message was confusing, especially since he hadn’t talked about having a chronic illness in the past. It was also unclear who claimed he was dying from a terminal illness.

He’s threat to leave social media might have stemmed from his appearance on “Elvis Duran & The Morning Show” Monday, where some Instagram users wrote Carter looked like he was “cracked out.”

“I'm going through a lot of emotional things and I'm working hard on myself. I don't do these hard drugs and horrible things I'm accused of,” he tweeted Monday. “It's tough dealing with prejudice, it always reflects on the person judging, not the person being judged. Everyone should be treated equally. I've always been thin. If you go back to when we first started I've always been skinny. Be kind with your words, you don't know my life.”

During his stint on the show, Carter talked about his relationship with his brother, Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter.

“I remember watching, when I did the 'House of Carter' show with my family, I remember watching the first episode and within twenty minutes, I saw my brother and his best friend making fun of me and my beats,” he explained. “They're laughing at me and I'm sitting with all my friends watching this and I'm really embarrassed.”

When Carter got a DUI last month, he was hurt his brother reached out on Twitter, but not personally. “There was this whole thing that happened with the DUI and stuff and my brother had my number and he's like [on Twitter], ‘If you need help,’ like, dude, what are you talking about?” Carter remembered. “You don't even know me Nick, you don't even talk to me; we see each other once or twice a year. That's what it is. I love my brother, I always love my brother.”

He finished the interview by saying he loves his brother unconditionally.

At the D.C. airport Saturday, the singer told TMZ his brother hadn't contacted him since he came out as bisexual. He got emotional and then eventually said they were “wonderful.”

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