Well, things looked bright for the Backstreet Boys. They were slated to co-headline with New Kids on the Block on tour, including a performance at the Honda Center July 6. Despite their best efforts, TMZ reported that 33-year old AJ McLean is "out of control" and has checked himself into rehab. It wouldn't be the first time, either; back in 2001 and 2002, he sought treatment for alcohol and cocaine abuse. Will this affect the tour? McLean told MTV that going to rehab will not affect the rest of the band's tour, but we aren't convinced.
"For personal reasons, I've checked myself into a rehab clinic. With 2011 being a busy year for Backstreet, I want to be healthy and perform and sing for people at my very best and happiest. None of this will affect our current tour plans and I look forward to seeing everyone really soon!" He added, "Thank you for all of your support and respecting my family and friends privacy during this time."
He also tweeted:
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!
We are hoping this time treatment works!