Seven years since he “blacked out” onstage during an awards show performance, Nick Jonas talks about how therapy ultimately helped him deal with the situation.
During Monday’s (5.22) Armchair Expert podcast with Dax Shepard, in the presence of his brothers Joe and Kevin Jonas, the superstar singer-songwriter recounted how he messed up his guitar solo during Kelsea Ballerini’s rendition of her song ‘Peter Pan’ at the 2016 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards.
Recalling the experience, Nick said “I rehearsed it a million times, I’m feeling really confident about it, not even really thinking about it like it’s a thing that’s going to be problematic.” “I started off, it was fine and as I walked towards (Kelsea), I just went completely blank and I hit a wrong note and blacked out basically and clocked that it was wrong and I couldn’t stop.”
“I was rushed to a car and rushed to a plane right after it and I looked at my manager and said, ‘I think that was bad.’ I was in shock, kinda. It was a really traumatic moment that shaped the pressure I put on myself to be perfect and to always be on.” “Until this day and hours after unpacking it, I can’t really figure out what happened. In retrospect, I can kinda laugh about how big I thought it was. But it did travel more than I wish it would have. And it did cause me to go to therapy.”
In contemporary Jonas Brothers news, Nick will soon embark on a US tour with his siblings in support of their newest LP, The Album.