NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre Misses Boston Marathon Explosions By 12 Minutes

Ralphie Aversa  —  05/07/2013 — Leave a comment

Joey McIntyre’s Boston Marathon story begins as many others do: a native New Englander returning home to run for a specific cause. The New Kids on The Block singer’s mom suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, and he raised over $38,000 for research with his efforts.

McIntyre finished the marathon in 3 hours and 57 minutes. At the 4:09 mark of the race, two explosions by the finish line completely changed how America would forever view the Boston Marathon.

At 2:58 PM, McIntyre tweeted that he was sure the explosion left “so many hurt,” but that he was fine. Dave Brown, NKOTB’s tour manager, confirmed to “The Ralphie Show” later in the afternoon that McIntyre and the group that he was with were OK. Brown said McIntyre ran the marathon on his own, and that no one else from New Kids was with him.


The artist told WBZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Boston, that he was shooting to complete the 26.2 mile trek in less than four hours. Just twelve minutes after he crossed the finish line, the explosions left three dead and over 140 injured. The FBI is investigating the attack.

Later on Monday evening, McIntyre summed up what many were feeling on his Twitter account.


“I don’t know what to say,” he wrote. “I feel for everybody involved with the Boston Marathon. My family is ok. I am ok. Gonna take a while to process.”

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