AJ returned to New York to perform for the first time since his rehab stint. NY Daily News writer Isaac Guzman reports McLean told the crowd, “I want to thank you for allowing me some time to myself to get better. Today is 62 days sober. It’s like having a birthday every day. It’s wonderful.”
Fellow band member Brian Littrell told the crowd, “We actually took a little break for our buddy A.J., and speaking for him, since I know him pretty well, we would not be onstage if it were not for the Backstreet fans.”
BSB continues dates in New York with a show at Continental Arena in the Meadowlands tomorrow and Friday.