Nick Jonas recalls 'tragic' performance that landed him in therapy

As one third of the Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas recently released his sixth studio album , The Album , and is no stranger to performing electrifying live performances in front of thousands of fans. However, during a recent podcast appearance, the actor and musician recalled a "tragic" incident on stage that sent him into therapy.

At the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, he took the stage with Kelsea Ballerini to perform her 2015 song "Peter Pan" live. But things didn’t go as planned when Jonas launched into an off-key guitar solo.

“There was a really tragic guitar solo disaster on live television,” Jonas recalled on the Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard podcast . "I came out and did my thing. I rehearsed it a million times. I felt really confident about it — without even really thinking about it, like this was something that was going to go wrong," Jonas added Said that although the performance started "well", he was "completely at a loss" when he walked towards Ballerini on stage. "I hit a wrong note and I blacked out, and I realized it was wrong, but I couldn't stop."

Jonas addressed the incident on Twitter at the time, writing dismissively: "Yeah, I screwed up the solo due to a giant brain fart. We're all human and stuff happens sometimes." However, Jonas revealed in a 2023 interview with podcast host Dax Shepherd that the accident on stage caused him to "go to therapy."

"It wasn't until today, hours after unpacking, that I really figured out what was going on, but I was rushed to a car and then to a plane," Jonas said. "I looked at my The manager said, 'I think this is bad. 'I was kind of shocked. It was like that was a very painful moment and it shaped the pressure I put on myself to be perfect and to always be there."

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Despite Jonas's mistake on stage, the ballerina later revealed that she was a "huge fan" of the "Jealous" hitmaker. "His solo work is incredible, and it's so cool to win an award with him. I would totally love to do more with him if I could," she told The Hollywood Reporter .