by Michael dEstries
Categories: Eats, Music
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For their new tour with New Kids on the Block (which honestly, should have caused the space/time continuum to collapse), the Backstreet Boys have decided to kick it veggie-style and drop meat from their diets.

“We’re getting a lot of rest and have switched over to a vegetarian diet. I’m trying to get my brain clear and ready for everything that’s to come,” Nick Carter told “I downloaded a meditation book. I like to relax and meditate. I think they’re important because I have so much going on, and if I don’t find peace within it all, it could be dangerous for your health.”

Sounds like a good mix to us. Back in the day, the ‘Boys used to request lunches during tours that included hamburgers, French dip, hot turkey, Sloppy Joe’s, and tacos – so it’s cool to see them embracing a healthier approach to the whole thing.

Check out the two groups performing on DWTS earlier this year below:

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • mister jingles

    this is great news! the backstreet boys are one of my favorite band and i am also a vegetarian!

  • Hayley Suska

    So cool! I hope they continue after the tour. I know they can do it! Next tour kick it up a notch and go vegan!

  • kaldrinna

    If the public knew how our meat got to the nicely packaged celephane wrapped hunks of flesh….they may reconsider eating beef/pork/chicken….. The ongoing cruelty and sickness and lack of an effective way to knock/stun/kill these animals….you guys may reconsider.

  • Linda Jones Everett

    What Kaldinna says is so true. People should rethink what they eat, what they wear and otherwise use in everyday life.