Nick Jonas talks Diabetes, Les Miserables conclusion
Nick Jonas, the youngest brother of the Jonas clan is a Type 1 diabetic. Consequently, he has used his fame to help raise awareness and money on the issue. Nick also maintains a monthly blog at Bayer Health Care, titled Nick’s Simple Wins.
Since being diagnosed in 2005, Nick has made it a point to not only educate himself on the disease but also share with fans how they can overcome every day obstacles. His most recent contribution reads:
“September was a month full of activities for me. We finished up the first leg of The Jonas Brothers Camp Rock World Tour. It was fun to tour with the Camp Rock Crew and to see all of you at the shows. Road Dogs season has come to an end with a BIG win in Long beach. With that win Road Dogs have won the season! It was fun to play the different teams all over the country.”
“On the last day of tour I had the pleasure of meeting with the grand prize winners of the ‘Give Back Simply Win’ Contest. Gavin who is only six gives back to his community by raising awareness about cleaning up and saving the ocean. Elizabeth is a member of Diabetic and likes to educate people on how eating healthy can completely change your life. Risha works with critically ill children and helps them get thru their hospital stay by sending out giant hospital card quilts. Faith, who is the Canadian winner, is a Youth Ambassador with Edmonton’s chapter of JDRF and has been doing walks for 8 years now! Meeting and talking with them not only about giving back but how they live with their diabetes each and every day was so inspirational to me.”
“Currently I am in London preparing for the O2 Performance of Les Miserables. Then it is off to start the next leg of our word tour in South America and seeing more of you!
My Simple Win this month: Being prepared with the proper supplies so I can get thru my hectic schedule each month.”
Speaking of Les Miserables, Jonas is ”emotional” that his performances in Les Miserables are coming to an conclusion. He told OceanUp,
“It is a bit emotional I’ve met a lot of friends at the Queen’s theatre who are here tonight. I’m not sure when I’ll see them next but it’s a joyful goodbye, it’s special we’re here tonight and had this experience.”
Check out Jonas Brothers in the new ad for California tourism:
In other news, Nick is reportedly dating Les Miserables co-star Samantha Barks. A source says the two danced and walked “hand-in-hand” at the 25th anniversary production.
[PHOTO: B. R. Giacomazzo / Splash News]
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