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A.J. McLean's Mom Is Proud Of Him

The mother of A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys says she’s proud of her son for seeking treatment for depression and alcohol abuse.

“I was very proud of him for realizing he had a problem and doing something about it on his own,” Denise McLean told Orlando television station WKMG on Wednesday.

McLean began a 30-day treatment program earlier this week, forcing the group to postpone the rest of its U.S. and Canada tour dates.

Denise McLean said she’s confident her son will return to performing.

“I’m sure he’s going to want to go out there and talk about it and really help as many people as he can,” she said.