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AJ McLean Reveals the Heartbreaking Text He Received From His 6-Year-Old Daughter (Exclusive)

Posted on 31 October, 2017 by Michele
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AJ McLean Reveals the Heartbreaking Text He Received From His 6-Year-Old Daughter (Exclusive)

With his career at a whirlwind high, thanks to his upcoming solo record, Long Road, and the new Backstreet Boys DNA album and tour, AJ McLean has faced many nights away from home lately -- and not everyone is happy about it!

The 41-year-old musician revealed the heartbreaking text he received from his 6-year-old daughter, Ava, which ripped his heart out last week.

“My oldest, about five days ago, had Mommy send Daddy a text saying, ‘Can you stop being a Backstreet Boy and just be my dad?’” McLean told ET Live's Sophie Schillaci and Cassie DiLaura at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday. “So take this out, step on it, stab it, burn it and then do it again!”

“Mommy gets to be home, which I try to explain to my girls -- ‘Be thankful Mommy and Daddy are both not working,’” he added. “Mommy gets to be there, but Daddy always, always comes home.”

It’s not the only parenting moment which has made the “Night Visions” singer (who also has a 2-year-old daughter, Lyric, with his wife, Rochelle) emotional in recent days. On Friday night, McLean kicked of ACMs weekend with a party, where he performed a deeply personal song titled “Give You Away” from his upcoming record.

“He started crying as soon as he introduced it,” a concertgoer told ET. “It was super sweet!”

“I’m a pretty emotional guy for sure,” McLean admitted to ET’s Nancy O’Dell at the ACMs. “[The song’s] about my daughters -- about the day I have to give them away on their wedding day. I did it on Friday night and barely made it through … bawled like a baby. I love my girls.”

“I broke down before I even sang the first line and I barely made it through the song but I did,” he added to ET Live.

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