AJ McLean has been driven to seek out assistance because of his chemical abuse by his own three-year-old daughter.
Even the Backstreet Boys singer, 42, has suffered 20-year struggle with addiction to alcohol and drugs, and has shown he chose to find expert assistance because of his vices when his eldest kid Lyric, today three, informed him he did not”smell like [her] dad” following a night outside.
He clarified:”So literally 10 weeks back, I went to see my woman Shania Twain at Vegas. Before I got on the airplane, I had mapped out the entire night. I understood where I was going to go buy my medication. I understood where I was going to go get drunk.
“I understood it all and I figured,’Ok, it is 1 night. So long as I do not go beyond a given time and that I do not smell like it, so I will go have a great last hurrah and come back home. My spouse won’t understand; what is going to be good.'”
AJ said matters did not go to plan, and that he stopped up”reeking of alcohol” after he eventually left it home.
And due to a prior arrangement along with his 39-year old spouse Rochelle – by whom he’s Lyric, in addition to six-year-old Ava – that he had been left unable to”be about” his own brood till he sobered up.
He added:”It neverworks out this way. I slept. I missed my first two flights back home and reeked of alcohol once I got home. My spouse and I’d always had this arrangement, which was, even when I smelled like alcohol, so I was not permitted to play with my children – I could not be around my children.
“However, what really struck me was that the second, my youngest kid Lyric explained to me this night,’You do not smell like my dad.’ When she explained that for mepersonally, that wasn’t it. Enough said. I felt disgusting”
The’I Want It That Way’ hitmaker registered in a sober living center the day following his experience with his own daughter, also has been operating on his resurrection ever since.
He told People magazine:”This was it for me personally. As we state in the sober world, this has been my first moment of surrender. This was the second I fell on my knees and I said,’God, I can’t do this in my. I can not. I’ve tried and I’ve failed miserably. So help a brother out’
“Literally the very following day, I moved into a sober living home to observe a buddy of mine three years fighting date. I was hungover, however, my host looked at me said,’Ok, he is here. I see the last despair in his eyes’ The following day he said,’Take my house at six o’clock and we are likely to initiate the job.’ I revealed in 5:20. I am like,’I am this, dude. I am inside ‘ I have been inside for the past 10 weeks. It is the hardest I have ever had to do the job.”