If It Isn’t Love: The Journey Of Ricky Bell

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Many fans of the super group, New Edition, were shocked to learn of the drug abuse of member Ricky Bell, the oftentimes quiet, soulful singer who is also a member of Bell Biv Devoe in the third and final installment of BET’s The New Edition Story miniseries.

The first two parts were filled with entertaining drama, but the last installment revealed that Bobby Brown wasn’t the only one who dealt with substance abuse.

In real life, Bell was not only addicted to cocaine, oxycontin, and alcohol, but he also nearly died from a cocaine overdose and ended up in rehab.

Ricky shared on social media the one reason why he wanted his closely guarded secret to final be told: