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AJ

Loses Sobriety Battle

Again

1/27/2009 11:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

AJ McLean is a recovering alcoholic -- so it was heartbreaking to see the Backstreet Boy stumbling out of the Key Club last night, appearing to be wasted out of his mind.

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As McLean nearly falls into the street, one of his friends calls him out -- right out in the middle of Hollywood -- emotionally confronting the guy who went to rehab for alcohol and cocaine abuse in 2001... and again in 2002.

Witnesses inside the Key Club say they saw McLean taking shots and drinking beers during the show. After the confrontation, McLean's friends forced him into a cab and sent him home.

McLean was reportedly six years sober in 2008. Calls to McLean's rep have not yet been returned.

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Bex    

Think about it, you can't be around those types of brain dead bimbos and not drink. You can't take those type of people sober. Get rid of the idiots, get rid of the drinking problem. Hang around with women that have brains and you can have something to talk about, get it? Hello!

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17.

Ellie Mae Clampett    

I pray that he can get back on track. He seems like a decent guy.

1909 days ago
18.

James    

That's so sad =(

1909 days ago
19.

marie    

POOOR AJ NO FAME ! HAS TO GET DRUNK TO GET SOME ATTENTION

1909 days ago
20.

Kate    

Very sad. Alcoholism is a terrible disease, one you never are cured of. Hopefully he'll see he needs to get help again. And just when the BOys are recording another album.

1909 days ago
21.

Meghanne    

I have been a BSB fan since the beginning. That video is so sad. I know how proud he was of his sobriety. I hope he gets the help that he needs.
Those girls seemed really concerned to get him home safely, but they should've been that concerned inside the bar.
The paps mentioned Nick's birthday. If Nick was there, he shouldn't have let AJ drink.

1909 days ago
22.

wtf    

He will be ok. This will reinforce to him that he needs to quit and stick with it. When he sobers up and sees this he will get back on track.

1909 days ago
23.

SHOE SALESMAN AL BONDY    

O J IS IN JAIL AND A J IS IN HELL ...............................

1909 days ago
24.

me    

for those of you that are saying his friends should have stopped him, you have to understand alcoholism. there is a saying, "the three c's" you didn't cause it, you can't control and you sure aren't going to cure it. it is ajs, his sponsor and his sober social circle that are accountable to each other every day to get in touch and check in with each other.

for those of you saying his friend was harsh, maybe she was.. but having friends that are alcoholics take a hard toll on a person. there are alanon and other groups made for this exact reason. most times that my parents would get mad at me is because they know that i am worth so much more than i give myself credit for. they try and give me support, finally see positive things, then it fails again.

alcoholism is vicious. it's the one disease where the cure for the sick is the same as what makes it so deadly. (alcohol)

for people that don't suffer with alcoholism or who do not understand the illness, this is how i try to explain. what is the one thing in life that makes your head go, "wow!" .. that releases seratonin levels so high? do you "have to" get online everyday? do you "have to" read tmz everyday? imagine going a day without it, a week, a month... imagine you are logging on to get your latest fix and your friend is there saying, 'don't get online today' would you listen? do you get dragged into retail stores when you see a sale sign? imagine trying to pass that by. try starting a new diet and exercise routine, see how long it lasts. hopefully you get the point. :)

perceptions should always have the option to be changed.

1909 days ago
25.

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1909 days ago
26.

Sencho    

"Heartbreaking"??

Hardly, TMZ. Why don't you shake yourselves out of your Thirty-Mile Comfort Zone and look around at the real world. People like AJ (and many others in Hollywood like him) who have it all and toss it away don't deserve our sympathy. Save that for the countless people struggling just to pay their bills, keep their homes, and feed their families every day. Their situations are truly heartbreaking.

1909 days ago
27.

Bex    

SAD??!! Getting drunk is fun! Some of you anal Huns should try it sometime! Jerks!

1909 days ago
28.

MiCHi    

now im sad :( but those "friends" of him should've done somethin to stop him if they really care about him.

1909 days ago
29.

Wow    

The girl confronting him seems to be the only true friend there.

1909 days ago
30.

BW    

I DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR HIM I FEEL SORRY FOR HIS MOTHER
AND THE REST OF HIS FAMILY WHO HAVE TO SIT BACK AND
WATCH HIM SELF DISTRUCT AND THEY CAN NOT HELP HIM
THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO FEEL SORRY FOR HIM ARE RECOVERING ADDICTS
AND THEY TELL HIM IT'S ALL RIGHT AS LONG AS YOU KEEP COMING BACK
WELL YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S NOT ALL RIGHT DRUG ADDICTS ARE NOT SUFFERING
FROM ANY DISEASE BUT SELFISHNESS i THINK THEY HURT
THE PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVES MORE THEN THEMSELVES
AND YES I KNOW THIS FIRST HAND SO PLEASE SPARE ME THE
WHOLE DISEASE THING I DON'T BUY IT TELL SOMEONE WITH
CANCER YOU HAVE A DISEASE AND SEE WHAT THEY SAY

1909 days ago
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