SATURDAY Night Live host Nick Jonas was grilled by his older sibling Kevin about the future of the Jonas Brothers live on-air after The Sun revealed their latest reunion was scrapped.
The pop star was the NBC show's frontman last night for the first time, while clocking up his fourth appearance as the program's musical act.
Sucker singer Nick addressed SNL fans in his opening monologue, and said: "It has been a year to the day since I last performed live so I thought I'd ease into it by doing double duty as host and musical guest.
"I grew up not far from here, over in New Jersey. Thank you for wooing and not cursing.
"But I love Jersey, it's where me and my brothers grew up. And my brother Kevin is actually in the audience tonight."
This prompted the eldest Jonas brother, 33, to stand up for some friendly heckling as he said: "I'm honestly so excited to be here and support you.
"And also, I got to ask: Are we good? Because I see you're doing a lot of solo stuff. Are we still a band?"
Allaying the fears of many a Disney Channel fan, Nick quickly replied: "Of course."
Kevin, jokingly not letting the matter lie, then followed: "Are you sure? Because I just bought a house."
Confirming the group's future once and for all after he claimed he was responsible for their 2013 split and now wanted to prioritize his solo career, Nick followed with: "Kevin, the band is still together. I promise."
His comments come after the band decided to shelve both their reunion and their new album.
Instead, Nick announced he will instead relaunch his solo career, while second-eldest bandmate Joe Jonas, 31, is returning to acting — putting paid to the band for now.
A music insider said: “The Jonas Brothers’ reunion is effectively over for now. They had an album ready to go and were about to announce it last March but then the pandemic happened and everything was postponed.
“Since then they’ve all been working on their own projects and they feel like they’ve moved on from that music.
“There’s been no big falling out this time, but realistically it will be a while before they do music as a trio again.”
In 2019 the brothers’ comeback album, Happiness Begins, reached No2 in the UK and they went on a world tour, having split up six years earlier after a series of rows.
Yet after insisting the band was all good, SNL fans were quick to call out Nick's appearance.
They claimed to have spotted a trend in which the star wears his head shaved for solo projects, yet lets his locks grow long when he's with the group.
One took to Twitter to write: "So when #NickJonas has a solo album his shaves his head.
"When he is with his brothers Nick Jonas grows his hair out #snl."
Earlier in the evening, Nick admitted he got a "little hot" and teased fans with a silhouette challenge before hosting the show.
In the clip the 28-year-old showed off his bulging biceps in a black tank top as he pretended to ease it up and show off his washboard abs.
Nick shared the video with his 30million followers, writing: “Is it just me or is it getting a little hot in here… See you tonight ? @nbcsnl,”
However, when the music switched up it was actually comedian Kyle Mooney dancing topless bathed in red lights.
Many of his fans expecting the hunky singer to be half naked thought the gag was hilarious but some were put out.
One wrote: “Stop Nicholas lol ???????????.”
Nick's wife, Priyanka Chopra, is currently in London shooting a movie while Nick has been in Los Angeles filming The Voice.
The pair tied the knot on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Umaid Bhawan Palace, in Jodhpur, India, with a whole week of festivities leading up to their nuptials.
They now live together in the UK capital.
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