New Kids on the Block have put their partying lifestyle behind them.

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The reformed boy band admit they went off the rails when the band split up in 1994 but say their families kept them grounded.

Singer Joey McIntyre, 35, said: “We all went through bumpy times in our own ways. Sure, we are going to make mistakes but luckily our close families were there to make sure we didn’t fall too hard.

“We all had to figure out our lives after the craziness of New Kids ended.

“I didn’t go to college so I didn’t have that party time, but I definitely had party time where I was going out and passing out on my front lawn a couple of times.

“Boston is a very small town so you can’t get a big head as they keep you down. They keep you grounded.

“Many of our friends are like, ‘How did you guys not manage to get into drugs?’ That would never cross our minds.”

Joey and his bandmates – Jordan Knight, 37, Jon Knight, 38, Danny Wood, 38, and Donnie Wahlberg, 39 – have recently reunited to record a new album, The Block, and are currently preparing for a world tour.

Their new record features collaborations with Ne-Yo and Pussycat Dolls and Joey is delighted to have them on board.

He added to the Daily Star newspaper: “Ne-Yo is one of the most sought-after songwriters, so we were really pleased he wanted to be on the track as an artist too.

“The PCD track is a Teddy Riley song and has some great vocals. It has a really cool vibe.”