Boyz II Men Talk Michael McCary's Departure: 'He Stopped Coming to Work and We Had to Move Forward Without Him'
Wanya Morris explains why Michael McCary left Boyz II Men on an upcoming episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now
Boyz II Men were one of the best selling groups of the ’90s, but the famous quartet became a trio at the turn of the millennium. Bass vocalist Michael McCary left the band in 2003, and now the remaining members are opening up about his departure on this Saturday’s episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?
“Mike came into the group on a whim, but he was a phenomenon,” says tenor Wanya Morris, 43, in an exclusive clip of the upcoming show. “His voice was ridiculous. There was no voice like it.”
After years of worldwide success – including the twin smashes “I’ll Make Love to You” and “One Sweet Day” with Mariah Carey – McCary became plagued with health issues. “One of the problems was he had a back issue,” says Morris. “It could have been fixed, instead he stopped coming to work and we had to move forward without him – and he wasn’t happy about that.” As a result, the remaining three parted ways with McCary.
Oprah: Where Are They Now? featuring Boyz II Men airs Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.