Thursday, January 13, 2011
A.J. McLean in Rehab again
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.
Sources say on a Backstreet Boys cruise last month ... A.J. appeared under the influence much of the time.
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!"
Video shot during a BSB cruise for fans last month shows McLean with what looks like a beer -- amber liquid with foam on top.