The last time Backstreet Boy Nick Carter popped up in the Zeitgeist, he was revisiting his pop heyday on this fall’s Dancing With the Stars, which makes the fact that he just got arrested in a Key West bar brawl all the more grim. According to TMZ, Carter and his friend Michael Papayans allegedly arrived drunk to the Hog’s Breath Saloon around 7 p.m. last night. After the men were refused service, Carter allegedly — good God — tried to choke a bouncer. He was arrested at 8:13 p.m. yesterday and booked for misdemeanor battery following the skirmish. While the police report initially listed Carter’s occupation as “none,” it has apparently since been updated to read “singer,” both of which are terribly sad in their own unique way.
Update: Carter addressed the arrest with a pair of introspective tweets: