Washington, Jan19 : The latest celeb to extend a helping hand towards troubled singer Britney Spears is Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean.
The 30-year-old pop star has said that he completely understands Spears' problems, and may help her come out if she agrees to get in touch with him.
"I believe in her 110 percent, but she needs to call [me. If her publicist or somebody can get in touch with me, I just want to sit down with her and have it out," People quoted him, as saying.
When asked what he'd offer to Spears, McLean said that he'll ask her what exactly is bothering her.
"First I would say, 'What the hell is wrong with you?' Second I would say, 'What is really wrong with you? What are you not saying to everybody else?' " he said.
A recovering alcoholic himself, McLean said that he partly knows what exactly the troubled pop star is going through.
"She has given people hints of her troubles, but fear is a really big thing, and depression. ... I've been through it. I'm coming up on six years sober. I just want to sit her down and pick her brain," he said.
Finally, he claimed to be sure that the 26-year-old wants to, and can, get her life back in order.
" [I want to be] just someone who can tell her straight. I'll say, 'Hey, do you want to die? Is that what you want?' If that is what she really wanted, she would have done it already. I know that is not what she wants," he said.