Nick Carter has broken his silence since being arrested for battery, apologising to fans and asking them to "stay by my side".
The Backstreet Boys star was detained by police earlier this month on allegations of misdemeanour battery and has taken to Twitter to ask for support from his fans following the incident.
He wrote on the micro blogging site: "I am human and at times it can be a struggle to balance a healthy lifestyle. I'm not perfect and for that I am sorry.
"When we fall we have to get up and keep on walking. I hope you stay by my side and continue to walk with me."
The alleged incident took place on January 13 at Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West, Florida, when he was reportedly involved in a scuffle.
Meanwhile, Carter and his wife Lauren Kitt have a lot to look forward to this year as they are expecting their first child together.
He said: "You know the thing with my wife is that she is super cool. Things are not over the top and changing, it is all gradual and comfortable. You know people are saying to me that my life is going to change, trust me. When it comes to the life I have [Lauren] is making the process really amazing and comfortable. It's cool to have some time to prepare.
"I've really been thinking about living in the moment and enjoying every day that I have with my wife. I'm enjoying the process, because I've heard that your life will change and your priorities will change and that's great. So we are enjoying the time we have right now."
- Bang! Showbiz