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Nick Jonas says ‘really tragic’ guitar solo with Kelsea Ballerini sent him to therapy

Nick Jonas says ‘really tragic’ guitar solo with Kelsea Ballerini sent him to therapy

His performance at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards led Nick Jonas to therapy

Nick Jonas opened up on a guitar solo that went so badly wrong, he ended up going to therapy.

Kelsea Ballerini was performing her song 'Peter Pan' on stage at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards when she was joined by a guitar-wielding Jonas.

When he stepped out to join her, however, his contribution to the song soon went wrong as he was striking the wrong notes on his guitar.

And now, Jonas has opened up about it being the moment that caused him to go to therapy.

Before the performance he was pretty confident about going on stage, having rehearsed the song a 'million times' and remembering that he'd felt 'really confident' about the whole thing.

Sadly he went off key unexpectedly and things just spiralled from there.

Jonas told the Armchair Expert podcast that the guitar solo had started out 'fine' but ended up a 'really tragic guitar solo debacle' after he struck a wrong note.

Nick Jonas says an error during a performance in 2016 led him to get therapy.
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He said: "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.

"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."

Kelsea Ballerini wasn't upset at Nick Jonas and instead said it was 'awesome' that she got to perform with him.
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He said it was his 'worst moment' even if it's what ended up helping him to heal, though at least Kelsea Ballerini didn't seem to mind.

At the time she said getting to perform on stage with Nick Jonas was 'awesome' and she'd been 'so excited' to give her first major performance at an awards show.

She also told People that Jonas had been 'one of my favorite artists since I was like 12' so getting to share a stage with him had been a great thing for her however it went.

At least now he can 'kind of laugh' about it and going to therapy is no bad thing anyway.

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Topics: Celebrity, Music, Mental Health