Former “The Voice” coach Nick Jonas was playing softball in Encino, California, on June 5 when he was injured and then taken to the hospital. According to Page Six, “he appeared to be hit in the groin with the ball.” The 29-year-old popstar used his brother, Kevin, as a makeshift crutch as he limped to a nearby Land Rover and headed to the emergency room.
Making matters worse, the two Jonas brothers hobbled into the wrong room in the hospital, according to Page Six, and had to walk further to a different area. According to the outlet, this extra walking did Jonas some good and he soon started to regain his normal gait. Page Six quipped, “Perhaps someone finally told Nick the age-old mantra, ‘Walk it off.’”
Jonas Is No Stranger to Injury
This is not the first time the “Sucker” singer has injured himself during a casual sporting activity. In May 2021, Jonas was injured due to a bike accident, in which he suffered a cracked rib, as well as some other “bumps and bruises,” he said on the show that week. Jonas returned to coach and mentor on “The Voice” several days after he was released from the hospital, according to E! News.
Jonas’ injuries were addressed directly on “The Voice.” Some of his co-stars were more sympathetic to his situation than others. Host Carson Daly seemed genuinely concerned when he asked Jonas how he was feeling. Jonas responded, “I’m feeling OK. I’ve been better, but I’m doing alright.”
Jonas then added, “I just want to go ahead and say that, in case I’m not as physically enthusiastic as I usually am. But Blake, please don’t make me laugh too much, because it kind of hurts to laugh.” Never one to skip out on a chance for a joke, Blake Shelton quipped, “You’re just trying to get sympathy votes on this show. That’s all you’re doing.” Jonas, trying not to laugh, retorted, “Yeah, it’s a big, elaborate plan.”
Softball Has Been More Fun for Jonas in the Past
Around two weeks before his groin injury, on May 22, a fan account for Priyanka Chopra shared a photo of Jonas and Chopra carrying softball equipment, with Jonas dressed in his Happy Valli’s uniform. The team is part of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks’ municipal sports program. According to the Daily Mail, “Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas engaged in a bit of PDA before she cheered him on at his softball game in Los Angeles on Sunday.”
About a month prior, Chopra was cheering her husband on at another Los Angeles softball game on April 26. According to E! News, “An observer said the actress ‘couldn’t take her eyes off the game’ and ‘cheered from the stands with some of her friends,’ giving her husband a kiss in between innings.”
Unfortunately, Chopra was not in attendance to kiss Jonas’ injuries away on Sunday. Page Six wrote, “Chopra, 39, was likely with their daughter, Malti, who recently was released from the NICU after being born prematurely in January.”