By IONA KIRBY
He once had a ripped body that could rival bodybuilders.
But Aaron Carter clearly decided that all the hard work to stay muscular just wasn't worth it.
The singer took to the decks to DJ at an event last night, and revealed he has let his body return to a more natural state.
Oh Aaron!: The singer showed off a healthier shape when DJing last night
24-year-old Aaron went shirtless and showed off a trim but far less brawny body as he spun tunes at a New York bar.
And the former Dancing With The Stars contestant looks noticeably more youthful since ditching the extreme workouts and adopting a healthier body.
It has been just 15 months since the Crush On You singer was at his most muscular.
Buff enough?: Aaron tweeted a muscular photo of himself in October 2010 (R)
Healthy: Aaron looked far more youthful after ditching the extreme muscles
He posted a photo on his Twitter account in October 2010 which showed him flexing his bulky biceps.
Veins could be seen protruding from the singer's well-built arms as he posed for the photo wearing nothing but a pair of white shorts.
He added a caption that read: 'I've been at Johnny Wright's compound working on my mind, music, and body for a new album release!'
Special guest: Aaron was DJing at a bar in New York
Music man: Aaron is currently starring in off-Broadway show The Fantasticks
Healing: The singer had a stint in rehab in 2011
The younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is currently starring as the central character in musical The Fantasticks in New York.
He checked into rehab in early 2011 after his manager stated he needed 'to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with.'
Aaron then returned to the spotlight a few months later, after successfully completing treatment.
Quick change: Aaron was at his most muscular just 15 months sgo
Ditch the diet: The singer has stopped going overboard in a quest for a ripped body
Famous family: Aaron's older brother is Backstreet Boy Nick Carter