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Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike!

If that opening line immediately rings a bell, then like myself, you’re a bona fide New Edition fan. So, you can imagine my glee when I scored two tickets to the group s current All Six Tour in Brooklyn – a glee that was only slightly dimmed by the news that Bobby Brown has dropped out of the tour for health reasons.

As Brown said in a statement to PEOPLE, “I was not myself due to a medical procedure.”

Bobby Brown's Night Out After Whitney's Funeral: Performing & Gambling

Saturday was an exceptionally long day for Bobby Brown.

The singer appeared at his ex-wife Whitney Houston’s funeral for a short time early in the day. Later, he took a private jet from New Jersey to Connecticut to perform at the Mohegan Sun casino’s arena with his longtime, on-and-off band New Edition, according to a rep for the casino.

Bobby Brown Breaks Down in Tears at Concert

The show went on for Bobby Brown Saturday night, but Whitney Houston’s ex husband cried onstage and had to stop several times to compose himself in a heartfelt performance at Landers Center in Southaven, Miss.

“First of all, I want to tell you that I love you all. Second, I would like to say, I love you, Whitney. The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage,” Brown said while performing a show with New Edition hours after her tragic death.

Essence Music Festival in New Orleans: Kanye West, Usher and Jennifer Hudson Will Perform

As if seeing New Edition reunite after 30 years isn’t enough, fans of hip-hop and R&B can catch a slew of other stellar old – and newer – musicians’ performances over fourth of July weekend at the Essence Music Festival.

From start to finish of the three-day event, power acts like Usher, Kanye West, Chaka Khan and Boyz II Men will grace one of five stages for guests of the New Orleans-based celebration.

New Edition Reuniting at Essence Music Festival

After 30 years of albums, turmoil and solo projects, New Edition is finally reuniting July 3 at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

The last time all six members of the group stood harmoniously onstage was in 1996 for the release of their album Home Again.

New Kids on the Block & New Edition Record Together

Just when you thought the New Kids on the Block reunion couldn’t get any sweeter, word comes that the guys are recording a song with another favorite boy band: New Edition.

“Donnie Wahlberg had this idea for a few months, since New Kids had the idea of getting back together really,” says producer RedOne, who worked on the song. “Donnie’s been looking for that one track for all of them and I think we found it.”

New Edition Signs with P. Diddy's Label

Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs’s Bad Boy Entertainment has added a new old group to its family of artists – New Edition, the former boy band turned New Jack Swingers whose members, including Bobby Brown, had all gone their separate ways in 1987.

Reuters reports that Combs will produce several tracks for the R&B group’s as-yet-untitled album, which will be due out in the spring and will mark the group’s first release since the 1996 reunion album, “Home Again.”