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Jordan Knight: Girls faked disability to see New Kids On The Block

Singer says fans went to extreme lengths

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Jordan Knight says fans were so desperate to see New Kids On The Block in their heyday that they pretended to be disabled.

The group - including Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan Knight, all 39, and Joey McIntyre, 35 - were huge in the late-1980s.

And the singer says he remembers some supporters turning up to gigs in wheelchairs to get close to them.

'We used to have a section for handicapped people near the stage so that they could get a good view of the stage,' Jordan, 38, tells The Metro.

'Girls used to arrive in wheelchairs and then suddenly start jumping up and down screaming when we got on stage.'

from http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/272229/jordan-knight-girls-faked-disability-to-see-new-kids-on-the-block/1/