"Nobody who I know, first of all, in North Carolina goes to see anybody," he said. "Everybody who I know in LA goes to see somebody. I mean, I don't want to do that."
But the kid who everybody back home calls Clayton says he won't run and hide.
He's got a new album of love songs.
Aiken is also a self-deprecating ambassador for UNICEF. He's traveled to Uganda to see children who have to flee from guerrillas every night.
"They sang for me [at one camp] in Gulu in Uganda and … it was really impressive," he said. "Then they asked me to sing, and I looked around like well, I don't know what to sing. And someone said sing 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.'"
"I sang it, and they just laughed," he said. "I was a comedy act for them that day."
Aiken is also a self-described news junkie who said his ultimate dream was to have a talk show.
He got a shot at his dream on "Good Morning America" today.
"I can ask you, 'Well have you, have you seen a therapist, Diane, recently?'" he asked Sawyer in a mock interview.
Aiken went on to tell Sawyer what her "issues" were.
"You obviously have a very busy schedule, you know. You get up at three o'clock in the morning right and you don't go home until nine o'clock at night," he said. "Why? Why would you continue to do it?"
Still, while Aiken is laughing one minute, he is vulnerable the next.
Although he thinks of himself as "pretty durable," he says that bullies in middle school had nothing on the tabloids.
Watch "Good Morning America" Thursday for more of Aiken's revelations on what tabloids are saying about him and whether it's fair to comment on the sex lives of public figures.