We can all thank Nick Jonas for the Jonas Brothers finally coming together, but we can also blame him for breaking up in the first place. On the latest episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, the youngest member of the trio, 26, finally revealed he’s responsible for the band’s 2013 split.
The confession came after the TV host, 40, asked for details of how the reunion happened. “Basically about a year ago, we started talking about making a documentary together. That’s how it started,” Nick began. “Just to tell our story — our childhood into our career together and in that process, we did some necessary healing, because you know, when things ended, it wasn’t the best.”
Then Kevin Jonas chimed in and said the experience was “forced therapy.” This led James to ask what forced therapy entailed of, to which the “Chains” singer said they played a drinking game that consisted of writing down questions and picking them out randomly from a bowl. Both Nick and Joe Jonas revealed what those questions were: “‘Why do you think the band ended? What do you think your role in it was? What was the most annoying thing one of the brothers did?'” they said.
The moment of truth finally came when the British comedian made a joke at Nick’s dispense. “Everyone just goes, ‘Why did the band end? I think it was Nick,'” said James. Nick flat out said, “I broke the band up but I got them back together.”
It may not be entirely surprising that he’s the one to blame for their hiatus, but the fact that he’s in a place where he can joke about the split is. The oldest bro, 31, was the first to address the awkward situation when the band announced they were taking a break six years ago.
“We feel like it’s time that the Jonas Brothers comes to an end,” Kevin admitted on Good Morning America in October 2013. Nick added: “We’re family first … I came to the table with the guys … and shared my heart with them and my feelings. I said, ‘Look, I feel like we’ve had some complications within the group for a long time [and] without addressing them I think this train will fall off the tracks.'”
At least there’s no tension anymore!