Joey McIntyre Misses Boston Marathon Explosion by Five Minutes

Posted Monday April 15, 2013 5:41 PM GMT

After a horrific incident at the Boston Marathon, Joey McIntyre assured fans that he narrowly missed the explosions.

Though he built excitement amongst his Twitter followers by tweeting race details earlier, the New Kid on the Block later had to report his status as Boston erupted in chaos.

Explaining the situation, the 40-year-old star tweeted, "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."

According to reports, at least two died and forty-nine were injured by two bomb blasts near the finish line of the annual race.