Chris Kirkpatrick used to say “Bye Bye Bye” a lot when he was on *NSYNC.
The former boy band member told Page Six privately at a recent That’s4Entertainment ’90s Con that he was “probably” the biggest partier of the five, adding that both he and bandmate Joey Fatone shared the cover of making practical jokes.
“If he’s joking or something, it’s me,” the 51-year-old told us. “If he’s partying, it’s probably me. Anything else, it was probably Joey.
*NSYNC was a ’90s group for a short time and inspired a rabid female fanbase.
Founded by Kirkpatrick in 1995, *NSYNC consisted of Fatone, 46, Justin Timberlake, 42, JC Chasez, 46, and Lance Bass, 43. “It’s Gonna Be Me,” “I Want You Back” and “This I Promise You” followed with unforgettable performances at the Super Bowl, World Series and Olympic Games.
The group eventually disbanded in 2002, but previously cemented their place as one of the most popular boy groups in music history, completing five tours nationwide and selling more than 70 million records.
Kirkpatrick admits that he’s had more than a few gigs of hangovers, but says his hangover “isn’t all that bad.”
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“If it was today, it would be a completely different story,” he explained. “But they weren’t that bad back then, so there were a lot of different times when I was pretty hungover.”
The FuMan Skeeto clothing founder shares that he found himself having a vile hangover at a particularly inappropriate moment.
“The worst thing was a photo shoot we did because I was really hungover and we went to the photo shoot and they said, ‘Oh yeah, so this is for all of our products,'” she recalled. “And now all the stuff people bring (for me to sign), I see pictures of it and you can see I’m messy.
“I’m like, ‘Just take the picture’. I feel like hell right now!’”
Kirkpatrick, who shares his 5-year-old son, Nash, with his wife, Karlyn M. Skladany, says the administration has never spoken to him about the dangers of the road, such as sexually transmitted diseases.
“I was old enough,” he explained. “I was 23, 24, 25, you know, and that wasn’t really… they talked to us about not riding a motorcycle, which I already did, I didn’t get a tattoo, which I already did, I don’t have a girlfriend, which I already did”
The “Gone” singer added, “Gone” added, “Gone, what they talked to us about was more for the group’s image.” “They didn’t care if we had an STD or something like that.”
Other celebrities attending the three-day ’90s Con event last weekend include “Full House” stars Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin; “Teenage Witch Sabrina” graduate Melissa Joan Hart; “Beverly Hills 90210” stars Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth; and “Clueless” actress Alicia Silverstone.