Nick Jonas Admits This Terrible Guitar Solo At The ACM Awards Made Him Go To Therapy
Nick Jonas has had a lot of success in life. He’s one-third of the Jonas Brothers, has landed several acting gigs on his own, and is married to the beautiful Priyanka Chopra. Safe to say, life is great for the 30-year-old singer.
But rewind to the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards? Life was not as great. For those who don’t remember, Jonas joined country music star Kelsea Ballerini on the stage to perform a rendition of her 2015 song, Peter Pan.
During the duet, Jonas was supposed to have this epic guitar solo, but he messed up terribly.
Yikes. Poor guy. You could tell he knew it too. He actually knew it right away, which is why he briefly stopped, but for some reason he couldn’t remember the right chords.
During a recent interview on Dax Shepard’s ‘Armchair Expert‘ podcast, Jonas revealed he tried to laugh off the blunder at first, even retweeting memes about it.
But it haunted him and eventually led to him seeking therapy.
I come out for my thing. 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 her, 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.
As he looked back on the mishap several years later, he realized how much of an impact it had on him.
In retrospect, I can kind of 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. Until this day and hours after unpacking it, I can’t really figure out exactly what happened, but 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 like in shock kinda. Like it was a really traumatic moment that shaped the pressure I put on myself to be perfect and to always be on.
Hey, we all make mistakes in the workplace. It’s just most people aren’t working in front of millions of people on live television.