Kevin Richardson Hints At Return To The BSB

Kevin Richardson told Ryan Seacrest that he wants to return to the boy band that made him famous... the Backstreet Boys.

Kevin Richardson returning to the Backstreet Boys

Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson were an unstoppable force during the late 90's as the boy band, the Backstreet Boys (BSB). Personal problems and waning popularity eroded the group during the past several years, leading Richardson to leave the group in 2006.

"After 13 years of what can only be described as a dream come true, I have decided that it is time to leave the Backstreet Boys," Richardson said at the time. "It was a very tough decision for me but one that was necessary in order to move on with the next chapter of my life."

Now? He's on the brink of returning to the band that made him famous with a concert during the upcoming Backstreet Boys cruise scheduled for December. Richardson will join the boys as the concert host during their stop in Nassau, Bahamas. He's also slated to meet fans while the ship is docked.

Does this mean he's coming back to the BSB for good?

"I would love to perform with them again on a more regular basis," Richardson told Ryan Seacrest on his morning show Tuesday. "Our chemistry when we come together just feels like old times."

Richardson pursued a Broadway career after leaving the BSB, though he never really achieved the notoriety he wanted with his guest roles in musicals like Chicago.

His timing is great, though: The Backstreet Boys -- along with New Kids on the Block -- just announced the European leg of their NKOTBSB tour. What a way to drum up publicity for the shows, huh?

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Comments on "Kevin Richardson crawling back to the Backstreet Boys"

ahmed fouad May 20, 2013 | 12:54 PM

he's only 41 not 45 , by the way he returned back to the band permanently , wait him in the new album

W April 22, 2012 | 7:06 AM

I personally think it's a step backwards for him and would rather see him go forward on his own -- he's talented enough -- just needs the confidence!

angelina December 30, 2011 | 2:17 PM

i hope he does come back i miss him alot its not the same without him come back kevin come back we fans miss you like crazy love always angelina

Linda December 20, 2011 | 5:18 AM

Would love to see Kevin come back. He has been missed.

Danielle December 08, 2011 | 11:32 AM

I really hope he comes back! BSB is still my favorite band, and I saw their NKOTBSB concert in Missouri in July. @ Tammy- He's not coming back to get more attention. The boys never cared about how "famous" they are. So what if they aren't as popular anymore, as long as they still have their fans, they'll always be around.

kim November 04, 2011 | 7:10 PM

I'M so happy that Kevin has returned to backstreet 5 better than 4 by a long shot...

Translyvania November 03, 2011 | 7:07 AM

@tina- he was at L.A and he did perfectly fine. get your facts before you start dissing people. @tammy- if you read the article he specfically said "personal problems". if you have nothing nice to say keep your stupid comments to yourself...

liz October 26, 2011 | 7:37 PM

I would LOVE that! I hope he comes back.

Tina October 26, 2011 | 4:41 PM

He's like can he be a backstreet boy anymore?

Tammy October 26, 2011 | 9:41 AM

Typical. Didn't get famous on his own, so he's going back to get more attention.

Ron October 26, 2011 | 8:40 AM

Hope he returns fulltime ... 5 always better then 4

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