AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys has battled alcohol addiction for years…and that battle isn’t over.
AJ tells “People” magazine, “You know, it’s interesting about sobriety with family and with kids…you still have to put yourself first, and that’s been a real big struggle for me.
“Look, I have no shame in saying, I’ve relapsed over the past year. It’s no secret that this is a disease, and that it’s a daily struggle.”
Obviously, it’s hard for AJ not to put his family first. But he says, “If you do that too often, then you forget about taking care of yourself, and you do tend to get lost in the sauce. And that’s happened to me numerous times.”