His representative added, "Therefore, he has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guidance and cleansing he needs that will help him on the music journey he's about to take. He asks that everyone keep him in their prayers and that they respect his privacy at this time."

Carter has now completed his rehabilitation and has returned to his native Florida to start work on new material, his publicist tells E! News.

The star has not released a studio album since 2002's Another Earthquake.