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Nick Jonas’ brother Frankie Jonas opens up about drug abuse, journey to sobriety: ‘I hated life’

Nick Jonas' youngest brother Frankie Jonas, who is currently studying at Columbia University in New York, opened up about his history of drug abuse and his journey to sobriety.

By: Entertainment Desk | Mumbai |
March 24, 2021 11:08:11 am
Frankie Jonas- Jonas BrothersFrankie Jonas recently opened up about his fight with drug abuse and his journey to sobriety through a TikTok video. (Photos: Frankie Jonas, Jonas Brothers/Instagram)

Frankie Jonas, 20, the youngest brother of Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas and brother-in-law to Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner, recently opened about his fight with suicidal thoughts, drug abuse and his journey to sobriety. In a TikTok video on March 22, he candidly opened up about his struggle with “drinking and drugging as an escape because I hated life.”

“This is by no means the eloquent explanation I hope to give on a much more serious mode than this. However from a very young age I struggled with drinking and drugging as an escape because I hated life, and I didn’t want to be here,” Jonas said in the video, which was posted in response to a fan who asked him about his experience with addiction. “I eventually, after many years of trying to kill myself accidentally, came to a point where I was going to do it for real.”

“Something intervened, and my life was saved,” he continued. “I went to treatment, and it saved me. I couldn’t be more grateful for the fact that I’m alive today because my world has changed so beautifully and so astronomically, and I am not that person anymore. I couldn’t be more grateful that I’m alive and happy.”

Frankie is currently a student at Columbia University in New York City. In 2016, the youngest Jonas brothers also faced a marijuana possession charge and since then he has been on the road of sobriety, which he says, has been — “one of the biggest blessings and most incredible and hardest journeys of my life.”

While Frankie has been posting videos giving a candid peek into his better life, his brother Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are all set to open the doors of their New York based Indian restaurant, Sona. The star shared the news on her social media platforms. Nick is recently enjoying the success of his solo album – Spaceman, which he says, is like a love letter to real world connections.


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