The Voice's Nick Jonas Offers Update On Hospitalization, Gets Little Sympathy From Blake Shelton

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Things got a little hectic ahead of The Voice's Live Top 9 performances on Monday night, with reports surfacing that coach Nick Jonas had been hospitalized for unknown injuries, without many details being revealed. What was known was that the trip to the hospital wasn't going to keep him away from his weekly NBC gig, meaning Team Nick didn't have to worry about Blake Shelton sabotaging everything in his absence. Thankfully, Jonas did give everyone a quick update on his physical situation.

As soon as The Voice's most recent episode kicked off, Carson Daly wrapped his opening thoughts by turning the focus to Nick Jonas to ask how he was doing, to which the actor and pop star replied with:

I'm feeling okay. I've been better, but I'm doing alright. Cracked 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. Blake, please don't make me laugh as much, because it kind of hurts to laugh.

That notion is likely one that would make former Voice coach Adam Levine guffaw himself into oblivion: the thought of Blake Shelton being funny enough to make anyone laugh. (Well okay, I guess when he makes mistakes, it's rather amusing.) Naturally, the country music superstar had an amusing comeback for Nick Jonas and his injuries, saying:

You're just trying to get sympathy votes on this show. That's all you're doing.

It remains to be seen, however, whether or not Nick Jonas' admission on The Voice actually was enough to pull in enough sympathy votes to make a difference, since the Top 9 results are yet to be revealed. Team Jonas had artists Rachel Mac and Dana Monique performing Christina Perry's "Human" and Silk Sonic's "Leave the Door Open," respectively. And while I think many can agree Team Blake's Cam Anthony is a consistent jaw-dropper, with his performance of Boyz II Men's "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" only enforcing that opinion.

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Curiously, neither Nick Jonas nor anyone else was very up front about what it was that Nick Jonas was doing when he injured his ribs on a bike. It's presumed he wasn't taking riding lessons from America's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell, who famously broke his back using a motorized bike. It was reported by TMZ that Jonas is possibly in the midst of filming a secret project of some kind, though it's not known if this would be for a movie, a TV show, a music video or anything else. Here's hoping it wasn't a commercial for some kind of rib-punching device, since that clearly wouldn't be ideal for him. Or for anyone, I guess, except for maybe Blake Shelton, of course.

Hopefully fans can learn soon what it was that Nick Jonas was filming when he injured himself, but we're even more hopeful that Jonas can stay out of the hospital. While waiting to hear more, and while waiting for the 2021 Summer TV season to arrive, be sure to check out the rest of The Voice Season 20, airing Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.