Nick Jonas Went to Remedy After Tragic 2016 ACMs Incident

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Nick Jonas candidly recounted one in every of his most “traumatic” onstage moments throughout an interview on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Knowledgeable” podcast. On Might 22, the “Jealous” singer joined his brothers, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas, to debate their Disney Channel period, the band’s 2013 breakup, and their solo careers. Throughout a dialogue about his most upsetting previous performances, Jonas additionally detailed an unforgettable incident on the 2016 ACM Awards that brought on him to attend remedy.

“It was a extremely traumatic second that formed the strain I placed on myself to at all times be on.”

Jonas was performing a duet of “Peter Pan” alongside Kelsea Ballerini when he skilled a “tragic guitar solo debacle” on stay TV, regardless of feeling extraordinarily ready. “I might rehearsed it one million instances, feeling actually assured about it, not even actually desirous about it prefer it’s a factor that is going to be problematic,” Jonas tells Shepard. “I began off — it is high-quality — and as I type of walked in direction of [Kelsea], I simply fully clean and I hit a improper be aware and like blacked out, mainly.”

Following the incident, Jonas says he sought the assistance of a therapist to course of what had occurred. “To today, after hours of unpacking it, I am unable to actually determine precisely what occurred,” he says of the second, including that it had a long-lasting impression on his profession. “I used to be like rushed right into a automobile and proper right into a airplane after and I checked out my supervisor and I used to be like, ‘I believe that was unhealthy,'” he says. “I used to be in shock. It was a extremely traumatic second that formed the strain I placed on myself to at all times be on.”

As a lifelong performer, Jonas provides that the ACMs efficiency was not his first onstage mishap. When he was a baby, Jonas starred as Tiny Tim in a 2000 manufacturing of “A Christmas Carol,” his first Broadway present. “I forgot the lyrics and it was traumatizing,” he says. “I do know it did not matter as a lot because it felt prefer it did — and that is at all times the case.”

Jonas says one other upsetting “core reminiscence” occurred when he was a teen acting at a tribute present for the late Cole Porter. “I stand up there and I had prepped tremendous onerous for my efficiency,” he says. “I am singing ‘Let’s Misbehave,’ a traditional. I do know each phrase. I’ve received three songs right here. So I stand up on stage in entrance of Cole Porter’s household property and I simply clean, fully clean, and I actually begin scatting.”

Jonas left the stage feeling stumped over the incident. “I spent weeks desirous about how I may have higher dealt with the state of affairs and seemed extra like a professional, however I used to be 17 or 18,” he says. “I used to be horrible. I flew proper to Austin, TX to do one thing for [SXSW] the subsequent day and I used to be simply so in my head that it was going to come back up and so they had been going to ask me. No one cared.”

These moments, nonetheless, led to development, and Jonas says time and remedy have allowed him to search out humor in his previous upsets, together with the Kelsea Ballerini duet. “Looking back, I can form of snicker about how huge I assumed it was, nevertheless it did journey greater than I want it could have and it did trigger me to enter remedy,” he says.

Take heed to the total “Armchair Knowledgeable” episode forward to listen to extra about Jonas’s solo profession and the way a “functionally poisonous” dynamic brought on the Jonas Brothers to separate for 5 years.

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