Former Boyz II Men Member Reveals His More Than 20 Year Battle With Multiple Sclerosis [VIDEO]

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Former Boyz II Men singer Michael McCary revealed the reason behind his decision to take a step back from the popular ’90s R&B collective. In case you missed it, on Saturday, October 29, the 44-year-old crooner appeared on “Iyanla Fix My Life,” where he got candid about his multiple sclerosis (MS), in addition to how his diagnosis put a strain on his relationship with the group.

According to McCary, he’s been battling the disorder — an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body – for more than 20 years. “It sent me into like a depression,” McCary said of why he’s been so coy about his battle.

Michael McCary Boyz II Men multiple sclerosisAlthough the cause of MS is still unknown – researchers believe “the disease is triggered by unidentified environmental factors” in an individual who is generally inclined to respond, says the National MS Society.

“When I first saw of the ailments start to happen, it was like little back spasms at first and it would get stronger and stronger,” McCary revealed of the sickness targeting at least two to three times more women than men, between the ages of 20 and 50. “Once I was about 22, it started going full scale.”

To put “full scale” into perspective, McCary revealed that doctors told him…