carterpic230WM.jpgAaron Carter is beginning the new year in rehab. The 23-year-old singer has checked into an unnamed facility "to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with," according to his manager Johnny Wright.

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter's younger brother recently asked Wright to "restart" his career.

As for how Aaron's rehab stint came about, Wright released the following statement, "He has been in Orlando working on a new album, perfecting his live show and his physical body." He's in rehab for "the guidance and cleansing he needs. Which is turn will help him on the music journey he's about to take."

Wright adds, "Aaron asks that everyone keep him in their prayers and that they respect his privacy at this time."

After the jump, see which two starlets Aaron had previously dated ... and one of them is now married!