Joe Jonas Slams "Ridiculous" Drug Rumors: "I've Never Touched Heroin in My Life"

"It's obviously not true," the former Jonas Brothers singer says

By Zach Johnson Oct 31, 2013 12:12 PMTags
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After the Jonas Brothers abruptly canceled their tour in mid-October—and before the group officially disbanded—reports surfaced that Joe Jonas was suffering from a drug problem. According to the "See No More" singer himself, however, such stories couldn't be further from the truth.

"It's ridiculous!" the 24-year-old musician says, breaking his silence about the accusations for the first time ever. "We're not saying anything for two or three weeks and I'm a drug addict!"

Joe's girlfriend, Blanda Eggenschwiler, was also accused of using illegal substances. "It's obviously not true. I've never touched heroin in my life. Neither has my girlfriend," the pop star insists. "It's hilarious to me, but also frustrating as well. It pissed me off when it's about my girl and even about myself."

The Camp Rock star decided to address the allegations after fans began to take the rumors seriously. "I was walking down the street and people are asking me if they can give me a hug and how rehab is," Joe tells People. "I'm like, 'You tell me because I've never been.'"

During an Oct. 30 Good Morning America interview, Joe said he's excited to pursue his own projects. "This is the first time in a long time we've had time to focus on ourselves and support each other through that," he explained. "Like [Nick Jonas] said, we know it's going to be sad for a lot of people, but for us, we are looking forward to the future."