16 April 2013 2:45 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

The Boston Marathon always attracts celebrities and athletes and this year was no different. Boston native and New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre was amongst them -- and he narrowly missed the horrible explosion that killed three and injured dozens.

"There was an explosion by the finish line about 5 minutes after I finished- I'm ok but I'm sure there are many hurt," McIntyre writes on Twitter. He later adds, "I don't know what to say. I feel for everybody involved with the Boston Marathon. My family is ok. I am ok. Gonna take a while to process."

He had previously been tweeting about how excited he was to participate in the annual race, running for Team Eye & Ear and the Alzheimer's Association, along with this picture (left).

NKotB member Donnie Wahlberg expressed his concern during the confusion following the bombs about his fellow bandmate, writing, "Please reach out »

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