Jonas Brothers' Dad Kevin Sr. in Remission After Cancer Battle

Kevin Jonas Sr. was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017

By Corinne Heller Feb 21, 2018 4:51 PMTags
Kevin Jonas, Kevin Jonas Sr., Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Frankie Jonas Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Kevin JonasJoe Jonas and Nick Jonas' dad is on the road to recovery.

In early 2017, Kevin Jonas Sr., who once managed his kids' former band The Jonas Brothers and is now a North Carolina-based restaurateur, revealed he was diagnosed with colon cancer. The now 53-year-old was treated at the highly acclaimed Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. His cancer was in stage 2. After months of treatment, in late December, doctors declared he was in remission, according to People magazine.

Last August, Nick said on iHeartRadio's Label Defiers with ZICO Coconut Water podcast that his dad was "cancer-free now, or on the tail end of it," adding, "All is good."

"Being here with him when he went in to have his tumor removed was a really special thing and really important," he said. "I had a lot of things on my schedule, but I said, 'I'm going to be here with you and walk through this with you and the family.' And it was a moment of pride for all of us to say, 'Alright, all that we been through, with the brothers, and Dad being a manager at one time,' to be able to be there with him, be a unit as a family, is something I think, we should be really proud of."

"The boys showed me constantly—through texts, phone calls, visits—how much they love me," his dad told People

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Throughout his cancer battle, Kevin Sr., also father of their 17-year-old Frankie Jonas, underwent chemotherapy for six months,

"When I found out about my dad's diagnosis, it was a balance of hope and real concern and fear," Nick said. "I pray that no one else ever has to go through that."

"A situation like this makes you wake up and appreciate the ones around you," said Joe.

"Just spending time together can be the best coping mechanism," their brother Kevin said.

Their dad told People he now wants to "have more romance with my wife [Denise] of 32 years, see my kids get married and watch my grandkids grow up."

Kevin Jr. and wife Danielle are parents to two daughters, Alena, 4, and Valentina, 15 months.