Backstreet Boys split
The talk's true.
The Backstreet Boys have released a statement, confirming they have said goodbye to one of the band's members - Kevin Richardson.
"Earlier this year, after much soul searching, Kevin Richardson came to us and told us that he had decided to leave the group and pursue other interests. He gave his blessing to continue the music without him."
And they will - but Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick have no plans to replace Kev.
"The door will always be open for him to return to the Backstreet Boys. We wish him the all the best in his future endeavours."
And just in case you're in denial - Kevin confirmed the band's confirmation on