Richie just recently posted a statement on his official Twitter. He admits the drug problems he had in the past. He abused pills and alcohol. This also is the reason for him leaving US5. Up until 2 weeks ago, he has been clean and sober for almost 18 months, but then relapsed. Right now he is struggling and living in a halfway house.
He’s hanging in there and asks everybody for all the support they can give him. He appreciates everyone’s prayers.
He recorded this song with his current roommate Daniel: