joey mcintyre boston marathon Joey McIntyre completes Boston Marathon minutes before explosionThe Boston Marathon always attracts celebrities and athletes and this year was no different. Boston native and New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre was amongst them — and he narrowly missed the horrible explosion that killed three and injured dozens.

“There was an explosion by the finish line about 5 minutes after I finished- I’m ok but I’m sure there are many hurt,” McIntyre writes on Twitter. He later adds, “I don’t know what to say. I feel for everybody involved with the Boston
Marathon. My family is ok. I am ok. Gonna take a while to process.”

He had previously been tweeting about how excited he was to participate in the annual race, running for Team Eye & Ear and the Alzheimer’s Association, along with this picture (left).

NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg expressed his concern during the confusion following the bombs about his fellow bandmate, writing, “Please reach out if you hear that @joeymcintyre is ok!!!!! Please say a prayer for everyone in Boston!” and later, “Just heard that @joeymcintyre is ok! Thanks to everyone for tweeting! Scared for everyone else in Boston. #PrayerForBoston please.”

He later writes, “No words to describe the pain in my heart, at this moment, in seeing my city torn apart this way. So sad. Please #pray4boston & the victims.” and “Dearest Boston…. Your resolve is unquestionable. Your character undeniable. Your history
unparalleled. You’ve inspired us, all the way. You will again today.”

Brother Mark Wahlberg adds, “You try to put everything in God’s hands and whatever happens here is
out of our control and there’s a bigger picture. But it’s still
obviously upsetting.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."