[ JORDAN ] Red Carpet Confidential: Jordan Knight Says “I Was An Alcoholic”

As a member of New Kids On The Block and a successful solo artist, Jordan Knight has had the world at his feet for the past 25 years. Still, not everything has gone smoothly.

“Well, I quit drinking five, six years ago,” the humble heartthrob, 39, tells me during KTU’s Singles Mingle at Debbie Gibson’s 1980s-themed dance club, Culture Club, in NYC. “I was an alcoholic, for sure. It became a problem steadily over the course of six years.”

He adds, “It wasn’t pretty. I was in pain, for sure, and I needed to stop. One day I woke up with an atrocious hangover, and it hurt so badly that I told myself ‘it’s time to stop. I can’t do it anymore. It’s not good. It hurts too much.”

One reason he decided to stop is for his family, which includes wife Evelyn, whom he wed in 2004, and their sons Dante, 12, and Eric, 5.

“I told myself, ‘I need to cut the crap.’ You’ve got to grow up. I had to mature basically.”

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