Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean in Rehab for Third Time

Celebrity Body Jan. 13, 2011 AT 1:13PM
Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean in Rehab for Third Time Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/

Backstreet's rehab.

Backstreet Boys member A.J. McLean has checked into rehab for the third time, a source confirms to (TMZ was first to report the news.)

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McLean, 33, and his bandmates have been prepping to hit the road with New Kids on the Block.

"He wanted to go in before they opened their new tour," the source explains.

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Reps for the singer -- he spent time in rehab in 2001 and 2002 for alcohol and cocaine abuse -- had no comment.

McLean Tweeted over the weekend:  "I love u all and wish me luck! I start my sober journey [tomorrow]...See u on the other side!"

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