|A.J. McLean & Mr. Will-W.|
Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean has confirmed via Twitter that he has returned to Rehab after a struggle with Sobriety since the Backstreet Boys returned to the road last summer on Tour. McLean Tweeted earlier in the week, "Thank u all for my bday wishes and Tweets:)! Its gonna be a great year! I love u all and wish me luck! I start my sober journey tomm! Ttfn!".
I did have the chance to meet the Fan-friendly McLean last Summer (click here for more) when he stopped off in Toronto for a date at Molson Amphitheatre. Arriving early to the City, he was also the last of the Boys to leave the City. I recall seeing him out having drinks at Hazelton Hotel's ONE on multiple occasions, stepping out in front to have frequent Cigarette breaks with his Bodyguard.
A couple days after, I recall seeing him out having drinks again at the same spot while out walking my Dog, which seemed odd because McLean had completed Rehab prior, yet seemed to be indulging in Alcohol quite frequent for someone who declared Sobriety.
This would be McLean's third time in Rehab after last having visited in 2001 and then 2002. He has committed to the upcoming NKOTBSB Tour this Summer, which I will be attending June 8, 2011 and hopefully he will be better in time to grace the stage, being the Backstreet Boys' true heart and soul. The NKOTBSB Tour unites mega-Boy Bands New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys. Tickets have sold briskly for the Show, requiring 16 additional dates to be added.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)