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Carter to take a break to mourn his sister

Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is planning to take a hiatus from music so he can properly grieve for his late sister.

The singer has committed to perform a solo show in Ohio on Sunday night (12Feb12) but sources tell TMZ.com he will then pull the plug on all commitments for two weeks.

Carter chose to continue with his tour after his sister Leslie died from a drug overdose on 31 January (12) and he dedicated the remaining shows to her.

Initial reports suggested he was too busy to attend her funeral but the star has since spoken out to address his frustration with family members, who failed to tell him about the service.

He said, "I wanted to be at my sister's funeral, but my family has always had a complicated dynamic."