TMZ is reporting that Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean has entered rehab, and it’s not his first time.
One source tells TMZ McLean has been “out of control” in the last few months because of substance abuse, and it was interfering with plans for the Backstreet Boys‘ upcoming tour with New Kids on the Block.
McLean has battled addiction for years. He was in rehab in both 2001 and 2002 for alcohol and cocaine abuse.
McLean made a cryptic reference on his Twitter account, writing on January 9, “I love u all and wish me luck! I start my sober journey tomm!”
On January 10, McLean tweeted, “See u on the other side!”
Last week, Marie Osmond’s sixteen year old son, Michael entered into rehab. It has not been told what Michael is in rehab for. Marie said:
“My son Michael is an amazing young man, shown through his courage in facing his issues,” Osmond said in a statement. “As his mother, I couldn’t be more proud of him. The press and public have always been kind and gracious in the past and I know they will continue to respect our privacy during this time.”
“After a non-stop succession of filming (of Showtime’s The Tudors), Jonathan Rhys Meyers has entered an alcohol-treatment program,” rep Meredith O’Sullivan says. “He felt a break was needed to maintain his recovery.” Meyers’s rep adds: “Jonathan plans to resume his schedule following completion.”