Nick Jonas Surprised 40 Joslin Diabetes Center Patients Last Night

The star, who has diabetes himself, met with fans before headlining a show at TD Garden.


Photos courtesy of Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center patients had a special visitor last night: Nick Jonas.

Jonas visited with 40 patients between the ages of 9 and 17 before Wednesday’s show at the TD Garden. The singer was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13, and shared stories about his own diagnosis and experience with the disease. Following the meet-and-greet, all of the kids watched Jonas’ concert in style, in private suites donated by the venue.

Jonas noted that he had been trying to visit Joslin for years—and said he almost went there for treatment as a kid, before opting for somewhere closer to his home in New Jersey—and finally found an opportunity during this trip to Boston.

Joslin doctor Sanjeev Mehta expressed his gratitude in a statement.

“It is so empowering for our young patients to see a superstar like Nick Jonas, who has shared experiences with them as someone who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child and has already achieved such tremendous success as a young man,” Mehta said. “I am confident that Nick has inspired many of our pediatric patients to pursue their dreams, and for him to go out of his way like this means so much—to the children and [to] all of us committing our lives to find the best way to treat, and ultimately cure, diabetes.”

Nick Jonas