Nick Jonas‘ youngest brother and former child actor Frankie Jonas has opened up about struggling with addiction and suicidal thoughts before sobriety over a year ago.
“This is by no means the eloquent explanation I hope to give in 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 a video he uploaded on his TikTok account, as reported by People magazine.
“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,” the 20-year-old continued.
The American musician posted the video, as per the report, after a fan had asked him to talk about his experience of becoming sober, and the challenges one faces on the path to recovery.
“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,” he said.