On December 10th, the long-awaited episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show featuring the Backstreet Boys aired. AJ McLean talked about his drug and alcohol addiction, his childhood, the group, and more. AJ said he abused Jack Daniels, cocaine, sleeping pills, prescription pills, Percocet, ‘shrooms, and other illegal drugs. He said his first time doing drugs was on the night the group shot the video for “The Call.” He also said that the group, for a long time, had no idea about this stuff. AJ overdosed twice; he said his eyes rolled in the back of his head, he had convulsions, and he foamed at the mouth. About 25 minutes into the show, the other four members of the group surprised him in person. Kevin talked about how he had had it and told AJ that he was dead to him. AJ said that Kevin saved his life. Howie talked about how proud of AJ he is. Nick said AJ has given him strength. Brian addressed how God has blessed them all, and he’s glad AJ knows this now. AJ’s mother Denise was also there. Videos and audios of this episode are available for download at Backstreet.net.
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