Previously, it was alleged Joe Jonas’ long term heroin addiction had spiraled out of control since he started dating Blanda Eggenschwiler. There had been unconfirmed rumours for YEARS that he was using drugs, purportedly heroin, and the blind items went into overdrive when an alleged tape of Joe and Blanda having sex and doing drugs threatened to leak.
So it wasn’t surprising when the band used PEOPLE to air their dirty laundry, explaining that they cancelled their tour two days before it was supposed to start because they couldn’t stand each other anymore. Moreover, allegedly, the addiction was prohibitive of Joe going on tour with his brothers. “He’s been dealing with substance abuse issues for quite some time,” explained a source. “[His team] have been begging him to seek help… The tour would have never survived with how Joe was behaving.”
Joe asked fans for more time, writing on Twitter ”Please hold while we get our s–t together.” Nick added, “Bear with us.”
It’s three weeks later and, due to a ”a deep rift within the band,” they’re quitting each other altogether.
“It’s over for now,” says Kevin Jonas, 25.
Nick Jonas, 21, adds, “It’s really hard to say ‘forever.’ We’re closing a chapter, for sure.”
“It was a unanimous decision,” says Joe, 24.
The band tells PEOPLE, they disbanded October 3 citing Nick’s concerns about the band’s direction. ”I was feeling kind of trapped,” Nick said. “I needed to share my heart with my brothers.”