Contributed by elgato:
Backstreet Boys fans around the world are ecstatic because they got a huge surprise today. We all knew that AJ McLean was taping an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show today in Chicago. The subject was on drug addiction and recovery, or so we thought. For the past month, the Oprah people have been reading through fan mail and picking the most die-hard BSB fans to be in the audience the day AJ was there. So during the taping today, all the fans AND AJ got a special surprise… when Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, and Nick Carter appeared. They surprised not only the fans, but AJ as well. One fan from the Backstreet Boys forum at LiveDaily.com, who was actually at the show today, said that the group made a huge announcement that will make fans extremely happy but she won’t tell because she wants everyone to be surprised. Some fans think that it’s about Kevin’s wife being pregnant; others say it may be about the group album. Nick came there all the way from London (from recording his second solo album) just to be there to support AJ. During the break, one fan noted Nick saying to AJ, “I flew 8 hours from London in coach just to be here with you bro.” This episode of Oprah airs on November 24th/25th. More details will probably emerge before then.
Fan reactions to the news at livedaily.com has since been removed.