Is Nick Jonas OK? Singer had a bad fall during Olympic Dreams show, left venue in an ambulance
Nick Jonas opened up about his biking accident back in May. Nick lost control of his bike on the BMX track, causing a pile-up
Nick Jonas was taken to the hospital by ambulance following a bad fall during the NBC program 'Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers', news outlets revealed on Wednesday, July 21. The 28-year-old musician, along with his brothers Kevin, 33, and Joe, 31, went on the show and were coached by members of Team USA to compete in Olympic-style sports against one another. "Our parents started grooming us to become Olympic athletes before they started grooming us to be a band," Nick told the camera.
With some of the Olympic competition already in progress and the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games just days away, the Jonas Brothers seem to be getting into the spirit. They’ll compete against each other in Olympic sports including track, gymnastics and BMX biking.
Nick Jonas recently appeared in a Super Bowl LV advertisement of Dexcom, a company that develops, manufactures, and distributes continuous glucose monitoring systems for diabetes management, which worried fans and made them wonder why he was the 'spokesperson' for the disease.
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The mishap with Nick occurred during the show's final competition, when Nick lost control of his bike on the BMX track, causing a pile-up, following which he slammed into the dirt hard on his back, the Daily Mail reported. Nick has stated that he always gives "110 percent," but it was the brothers' rivalry that resulted in an ambulance transporting Nick near the end of the performance.
When he crashed, his bike swerved, hitting Joe, who was going by and Kevin couldn't escape the pile-up, colliding with Nick's fallen bike. Joe quickly inquired about Nick's well-being. Nick explained that his back hurt and that he couldn't walk and had to kneel on the ground. Nick informed them his back ached, but he feared his rib was 'f***ed up, too,' as members of the production crew raced to the field. Nick was carried away in a stretcher by an ambulance.
The 'Jonas brothers Olympic dreams have become an Olympic nightmare,' said one of the show's hosts, Rich Eisner. The brothers initially learned how to perfect hurdling from Olympic hurdler Sydney McLaughlin and Sanya Richards-Ross, a four-time gold winner in track and field, before the accident that brought the Grammy-winning trio to a halt. McLaughlin stated that the pros can do the hurdle race in seconds, but she hoped the guys could complete it in under a minute.
Nick stated he usually gives 110%, but this time 'in this case it got me a fractured rib, a bruised tailbone and a hospital dinner.' The brothers then quipped that they were quitting music to focus on their Olympic ambitions for the upcoming games.
The incident happened in May this year. During an appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on Tuesday night (July 20) with his brothers, the 28-year-old shared that this accident will be included in their Olympic Dreams special. “I am, you know, now I think, seven, eight weeks removed from the injury. I’m doing a lot better. Nearly 100%. It’s not all that exciting,” he explained. Nick also added that it was really bad timing because the following week, he had 'The Voice' finale, they shot the “Leave Before You Love Me” music video and the Billboard Music Awards.