Outgoing The Voice coach Nick Jonas was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Saturday, May 15, 2021, after sustaining an injury while filming a top-secret project. What happened to the star? Here's what you should know.
Nick Jonas was rushed to the hospital on May 15, 2021. So, what happened?
As a source told TMZ, Nick had to leave the set of the mystery project over the third weekend of May 2021 because of an unspecified injury.
Unfortunately for fans, further details about the occurrence were initially hard to come by. Luckily, Nick was able to leave the hospital shortly after he was admitted, and he still made it to the set of The Voice for the Monday, May 17 episode.
Neither Nick nor his wife, Priyanka Chopra, addressed the accident on social media at the time, but he did set fans' minds at ease on the show by revealing that the injury was due to a biking accident. "I cracked a rib from a spill on a bike and a few other bumps and bruises, but I just want to go ahead and say that, in case I'm not as physically enthusiastic as I usually am," he told his fellow coaches. He then asked Blake Shelton not to make him laugh too much "because it kind of hurts."
It was later revealed his accident happened while filming the 'Olympic Dreams' special.
The secret project Nick was filming at the time was later revealed to be Olympic Dreams Featuring the Jonas Brothers, which aired ahead of the Tokyo Olympics on July 21, 2021. The pre-taped special showcased the trio of brothers trying their hands at a variety of Olympic sports — obviously to less-than-great success.
During the BMX portion of the special, Nick's bike slid while taking a particularly sharp curve, causing his brothers to collide with him.
"F--ked up my back," he said. "I think my rib is f--ked up too."
But the singer moved on from his injury quickly and said, "I'm not going to let this slow me down."
"Something just got caught, dirt on the bike and just tumbled," he told Entertainment Tonight. "But again, I feel good, surprisingly, all things considered. I was back in my Voice chair right away."
Season 20 marks the end of Nick's current tenure on 'The Voice.'
Nick's departure from the hit talent show (which has nothing to do with his hospital visit) was announced on March 30, 2021, per The Sun. Fellow Disney star and all-around pop icon Ariana Grande will be stepping into his shoes come next season.
"I'm so honored and excited to join The Voice family! I have been a huge fan of the show for such a long time," Ariana shared via a statement. "I can't wait to go head-to-head with the incredible coaches, get to know these new artists, and help to take their craft to the next level."
Nick made his debut on The Voice in Season 18. He took a break from his coaching duties in Season 19, during which time Gwen Stefani filled in for him. Nick returned for Season 20.
As a source close to the production told Page Six, there's a chance that Ariana will only be replacing Nick temporarily — as Nick could make another comeback as acoach on The Voice in the future.
"[Ariana] is replacing Nick, who is a [coach] on the current season, but he isn't leaving for good. Nick will remain on rotation with other stars that have appeared on the show," the source said. "The chances are he will be back soon."
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