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10 Questions for Nick Jonas

 

TFK chats with the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers

September 07, 2007

Nick Jonas, 14, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers band, is used to sharing the stage with his brothers, Kevin, 19, and Joe, 18. But last March, Nick became the focus of attention.

The Jonas Brothers: Nick, Joe and Kevin
KEITH BEDFORD—REUTERS
The Jonas Brothers: Nick, Joe and Kevin

During a concert, he announced that he had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2005. The lifelong disease affects about one in 500 kids and teens in the United States. People with Type 1 diabetes need to take insulin injections or use an insulin pump to keep their blood sugar at safe levels. Nick told TFK that his biggest challenge is managing his blood sugar levels while he's on the tour with the band.

Next month, the Jonas Brothers band heads out on a sold-out, 54-city tour with Hannah Montana's Miley Cyrus. The trio's second album, Jonas Brothers, hit stores in August. It sold 69,000 copies and debuted at number 5 on The Billboard 200. The album remains on Billboard's Top 20 list. It's the first album to be released in the Disney's CDVU + (CD View Plus) format. A multi-media enhanced CD-ROM packed with band photos and interactive content.

Nick gave TFK an inside look at what it's like to perform with his brothers, life on the road and how he copes with his diabetes while on tour.

TFK:

What's it like being in a band with your brothers?

NICK JONAS:

It's amazing. We get to do a lot of things that most brothers do not get to do together. It's really cool!

TFK:

Are you guys competitive with each other?

NICK:

Only when it comes to sports. We are not competitive in our career. In our career we are very supportive of each other.

TFK:

What do you do on the road for fun?

NICK:

We like to play tennis, wiffle ball, hang out with friends when we have the chance, and go see movies.

TFK:

You performed on Broadway when you were younger. What was that like?

NICK:

Performing on Broadway was amazing. It was a great training tool for what I am doing now. My favorite memory on Broadway was performing as Gavroche in the final cast of Les Miserables.

TFK:

What is the biggest challenge you have faced since finding out that you have Type 1 diabetes?

NICK:

There aren't too many challenges. But if I had to choose one it would be managing my blood sugar levels on the road.

TFK:

What advice do you have for kids who have a life-long disease?

NICK:

Keep holding on! Try your best to take care of yourself in whatever way you have available.

TFK:

The band goes on tour with Miley Cyrus in October tell us a little about that?

NICK:

It will be our first arena tour. We are so excited to be able to have the opportunity to tour with one of our really good friends. We have heard that the dates are selling out in less than one hour in cities all over the nation.

TFK:

How has the tour been so far this summer?

NICK:

The tour has been amazing. It is one of my favorite tours so far. We have visited states from California to New York. We even went to Puerto Rico.

TFK:

We heard that you just finished a pilot show for the Disney Channel? What's the show about?

NICK:

We did a pilot for Disney. We really can't talk about it.

TFK:

How does your most recent album, Jonas Brothers, differ from It's About Time.

NICK:

This new record is full of a lot of personal experiences. It was really cool how we were able to put all of the things that happened to us and make the record we wanted to make. I think it is more mature and rocks hard.


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