AJ McLean, member of the iconic boyband Backstreet Boys, is celebrating a huge milestone in his life – two years of sobriety. The 45-year-old singer recently opened up about his journey towards sobriety and shared how he has managed to navigate through the process.
In a recent interview with People at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, AJ expressed his joy at reaching this milestone, saying, “This coming Tuesday, I will be two years sober, so life is grand right now.” He also mentioned that although it never gets easier, sobriety becomes a working part of the mind. It requires consistent effort and dedication, whether or not one is able to attend meetings regularly.
AJ revealed that after the conclusion of the Backstreet Boys’ DNA World Tour in May, he spent 10 weeks at an intensive outpatient program for mental health in Arizona. Recognizing the value of this opportunity, he explained, “I knew I had a window of time, so I said, ‘you know what? I need to do some inner work. The sobriety thing is good. I need to go back and do some digging.’ Ten weeks for the rest of my life, I am super grateful for it.” This demonstrates AJ’s commitment to his sobriety and his determination to address any underlying issues that may contribute to his struggles.
This isn’t the first time AJ has spoken openly about his experiences with addiction and the road to recovery. Earlier this year, he revealed that he had helped his late friend Aaron Carter enter rehab in 2017. It’s clear that AJ understands the importance of supporting others who are battling addiction and can empathize with the challenges they face.
Celebrating two years of sobriety is a significant achievement for AJ McLean, and it serves as an inspiration to others who may be on a similar journey. His candidness about his experiences and the work he continues to do to maintain his sobriety is commendable. By staying dedicated to his recovery, AJ is setting an example of resilience and strength for his fans and anyone else who may be going through the same struggles.
It’s important to remember that addiction is a difficult battle, and maintaining sobriety requires ongoing effort and commitment. AJ’s journey is a reminder that with dedicated support and a proactive approach to one’s mental and emotional well-being, it is possible to overcome addiction and build a fulfilling life in recovery.
As AJ McLean celebrates this significant milestone, fans and supporters around the world join him in acknowledging the importance of his journey and the positive impact it has on others facing similar challenges. Here’s to two years of sobriety and many more years of health and happiness!