On the NBC special on Wednesday, the trio of siblings tried their hands at various Olympic sports under the guidance of world class Olympic athletes like Sydney McLaughlin, Sanya Richards-Ross, Laurie Hernandez and BMX rider Alise Willoughby. But even with that kind of expertise, Nick Jonas managed to fall not once, but twice.
His first tumble came during a hurdles race in track and field, but the youngest Jonas brother managed to pop right back up and finish the race. With his second spill, which came during a BMX bike race on a dirt track, Nick lost control of his bike pretty early in the race and managed to take out both of his brothers, Joe and Kevin, in the wreck as well. And as the slow motion replay would later show, Nick hit his ribs and backside pretty hard on the track. He was clearly in pain and eventually got loaded onto a gurney and into an ambulance.
As we learned back in May when the special was shot, and while Nick was also working on The Voice, he ended up suffering a cracked rib.
“I always give 110%, and sometimes that gets you the gold,” Nick said in a makeshift press conference for the show. “In this case, it got me a fractured rib, bruised tailbone, and a hospital dinner. But I'm recovering. Thanks for asking, next question.”