(PEOPLE) -- For former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Aaron Carter, the road to restarting his music career has taken a detour -- into a treatment facility.
Carter, 23, the brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, is taking time away from working on an album and a show in Florida "to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with," his manager Johnny Wright says in a statement.
"He has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guidance and cleansing he needs," says Wright. " Which in turn will help him on the music journey he's about to take."
The statement didn't further describe the facility or Carter's issues. But E! reports that Carter entered a Southern California center earlier this month for "addiction issues."