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2gether Noah Bastian Drug Addiction: 2Ge+her Boy Bander Reveals Fame Led to Meth Addiction in 'Noah: Clean, Prison, or Dead' [EXCLUSIVE / VIDEO]

In 2001, Noah Bastian was on top of the world in the popular MTV boyband 2gether playing with Britney Spears, N*Sync and Enrique Iglesias. He had it all -- but the fame disappeared as quickly as it came. For the last ten years, Noah's life has spiraled out of control. Now his brother Tyler is documenting Noah's struggle to overcome his meth addiction and speaking to EnStars about his new documentary.

By Amber James, EnStars on Jun 22, 2013 05:10 PM EDT
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Noah Bastian 2gether: Meth Addiction Documentary
Former 2gether band member, Noah Bastian, speaks about his drug addiction in a new 2013 documentary. (Photo : Kickstarter)
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Noah Bastian (far right) in a promotional photo for the band 2gether. (2001) (Photo : MTV)

In 2001, Noah Bastian was on top of the world in the popular MTV boyband 2gether playing with Britney Spears, N*Sync and Enrique Iglesias. He had it all -- but the fame disappeared as quickly as it came.

When his band's MTV show ended and the band broke up, the money quickly ran out, and Noah's life fell apart. For the last ten years, Noah's life has spiraled out of control. He became addicted to drugs and eventually found himself homeless and living on the streets.

"Drugs completely robbed him of all his drive and motivation," Noah's older brother Tyler Bastian told EnStars. "He is an amazing kid who got caught up in some bad choices while in Hollywood."

Now, Tyler, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, is taking 2gether fans into Noah's life today, which is a far cry from 2001, when he was hitting the stage, singing the band's catchy breakout singles, U + Me = Us (Calculus) and The Hardest Part of Breaking Up (Is Getting Back Your Stuff). The band 2gether was an American fictional boy band whose composition, songs, and formation story is a satirical approach to the boy bands of the 1990s, such as New Kids on the Block, 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys.

When Noah hit rock bottom, Tyler decided to start filming his brother's life as a form of therapy. "I thought by telling his story, it'd be a cleansing process for him," Tyler revealed, stating they began filming Noah: Clean, Prison, or Dead several weeks ago.

In the new clip, Noah -- now 33 and living at home with his parents in Salt Lake City, Utah -- admits to drug use and claims he's ready to turn his life around before he ends up dead. He is noticeably thinner and not the lively "Chad" 2gether fans may remember seeing a decade ago.

Tyler revealed that when he first started filming, his younger brother had a relapse. "Now he has been clean for three weeks. He looks more like the Noah I grew up with," Tyler said.

On Friday, Noah took to his Facebook page to open up about his addiction.

"Everyone needs to know that this is hard for me to admit and please, please be gentle with your messages to me because despite what you think you know of me, I am NOTHING more than a human being with feelings and emotions who is asking for nothing from anyone," Noah said.

He continued: "This is a project that will help me and so many others and open people's eyes up to this EPIDEMIC our world faces called drug addiction!!!! This is something that has taken me years to realize [and is] the reason I am the shell of a person I used to be! Please if u have something to say to me, please make it hopeful and loving!! Today has been hard for me so please, keep it civil and know that once again, I'm a person with feelings!"

Tyler along with film director Tim Skousen plan to document Noah's journey to recovery and have started a Kickstarter to fund the documentary.

"Our goal is to tell Noah's story and shine a light on what quick fame mixed with drugs can do to an aspiring artist. We want to follow him on his journey as he tries to get his life back on track; documenting the struggles and triumphs of a recovering addict," the Kickstarter page reads. "There's a lot at stake in this project. This story has the potential to save Noah's life. And could even help save the lives of others who are struggling with addiction as well."

At time of print, the Kickstarter had reached $1,376 of its $15,000 goal. Donate here.

"He is one of the most loving, talented kids I've ever met in my life. I would like to see him working again. Hopefully through this film, he can get clean and get back to singing and acting," Noah's big brother said.

Tyler added: "He is wonderful, beautiful. He has been honest about what happens when you hit rock bottom. Most people would just cover it up, but he's brave. Though this film, Noah is hoping to help others learn from the mistakes he made."

Watch a clip of Noah: Clean, Prison, or Dead.

Click here to donate and learn more about the film.

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