Nick Jonas says his infamous onstage mistake at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards landed him in therapy.
During the musical ceremony, the “Jealous” singer joined fellow country-pop star Kelsea Ballerini for a live performance of her 2015 song “Peter Pan.”
What started out “good” quickly turned “tragic” for Jonas after he went out of tune during his guitar solo.
“As I was walking towards her I just went completely blank and hit a bad note and basically passed out and found it was wrong and I couldn’t stop,” the 30-year-old singer recalled during a recent episode of Dax. Shepard’s Expert Armchair podcast.
“In retrospect, I can kind of laugh at how big I thought it was. But he traveled more than I would have liked, and that pushed me into therapy,” he said. said of the “truly tragic guitar solo debacle”.
“To this day and a few hours after unboxing it, I can’t quite figure out exactly what happened, but I was rushed into a car and rushed onto a plane right after,” Jonas said. .
“And I looked at my manager and said, ‘I think that was bad. I was a bit in shock. Like it was a really traumatic moment that shaped the pressure I put on myself to be perfect and still be active.
Although he credited the event with causing him to heal, Jonas still called it “the worst time.”
At the time, Jonas’ misadventure made headlines, with multiple outlets calling it a “failure.”
Currently, Jonas and his brothers Joe and Kevin have reunited their three-piece band, Jonas Brothers, to embark on a US tour in support of their latest album. You can read The Independentthe three-star review of The Scrapbook here.
In a previous interview, Jonas spoke about the band’s upcoming tour, saying their number one priority is their physical and mental health.
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“We’ve been burned before and then you’re like, ‘I’ve got another 20 shows on this tour,'” he said.
“So we all have our own perspective on how to get there, and we’re just making sure that’s prioritized and also that we think the three of us are communicating as best we can.”
You can find out all the details of the Jonas Brothers’ North American tour here.