Kevin Jonas Sr. speaks out following his colon cancer diagnosis at age 52


Kevin Jonas, 52, father of former Jonas Brothers members Nick, Joe and Kevin, has revealed in a new interview that he's been undergoing treatment for colon cancer for the past few months. The elder Jonas told WCNC in Charlotte that he received the diagnosis in March, at which point his children dropped everything they were doing to be by his side.

"They were shaken," he told the station of how his sons -- including "bonus Jonas" Frankie, 16, took the news. "Frankie came home from school, Nick came from L.A., Joe flew directly from Japan... They canceled their schedules, moved important things." The treatment has taken place at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where Jonas has been surrounded by his family.

"They stayed with us, last meal before surgery," Kevin Jonas told the station. "They walked me into Sloan Kettering, which created a little bit of a stir." Though he still has to undergo chemotherapy, Jonas says his prognosis is positive. For now, Kevin Jonas is back in his hometown of Belmont, North Carolina, as he recovers in the town where he and wife Denise opened Nellie's Southern Kitchen nearly a year ago. "It's a thrill to be back home," he said.

A spokesperson for the Jonas' could not be reached for further comment at press time. Click here to read the full story.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 05: Beyond Type 1 Co-Founder Nick Jonas attends the Beyond LA Cocktail Party Benefiting Beyond Type 1 at Avenue LA on May 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Beyond Type 1)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Nick Jonas attends the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS - Multiplatinum recording artist, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Nick Jonas was honored with the 2017 RDMA 'Hero' Award. Jonas is being recognized for his philanthropic work with Beyond Type 1, a non-profit organization he founded which leverages the power of social media and technology to provide resources for those living with Type 1 diabetes, and provides funding for research, education, advocacy and programs to improve the lives of those living with Type 1 diabetes. 'Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards' airs Sunday, April 30 (7:00 p.m. EDT). (Image Group LA/Disney Channel via Getty Images) NICK JONAS
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Nick Jonas attends the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Singer/songwriter Nick Jonas attends 'Los Angeles Confidential celebrates cover star Nick Jonas' at Catch LA on April 5, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Los Angeles Confidential)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 02: Nick Jonas arrives at the Daily Front Row's 3rd Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel on April 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 02: (L-R) Host Nick Jonas, Kim Kardashian West, Mert Alas, with his award for Creative of the Year, Nicki Minaj, with her award for Fashion Rebel and Fergie attend the Daily Front Row's 3rd Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Sunset Tower Hotel on April 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 27: Actor/singer Nick Jonas attends a photo call for Columbia Pictures' 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' during CinemaCon at Caesars Palace on March 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 06: Nick Jonas attends FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Fall / Winter 2017 Collection at Bibliotheque Nationale de France on March 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Fenty Puma)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Nick Jonas attends the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Nick Jonas is seen at LAX on February 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Nick Jonas attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Nick Jonas performs onstage during the Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees held at Microsoft Theater on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) (From 2nd L) Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, and Nick Jonas attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF17/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Singer Nick Jonas performs onstage during 'Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees' on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer-songriter Nick Jonas (L) and Margaret Corden pose during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Nick Jonas arrives at the 59th GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Nick Jonas attends Roc Nation's Pre-GRAMMY Brunch on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Artists Mike Posner (L) and Nick Jonas attend Island Records Pre-Grammy Party presented by Foursquare, with additional partners Young Living, Ultimate Ears, and Equinox at STK on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Island Records)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Singer Nick Jonas attends Nick Jonas and Creative Recreation's 1410 Collection launch at Nordstrom at the Grove on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Nick Jonas is seen on January 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by wowcelebritytv/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Entertainer Nick Jonas singing before the 2017 NHL All-Star Championship Game played on January 29, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 14: Nick Jonas, Richard Madden and Edward Holcroft attend the Emporio Armani show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 11: Singer-songwriter Nick Jonas reacts to his putt on the first hole during the Pro-Am round for the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 11, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
Nick Jonas from DirecTV's 'Kingdom' poses in the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on January 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Contour by Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 05: Actors Nick Jonas (L) and Jonathan Tucker of AT&T's Original Series 'Kingdom' speaks onstage during AT&T AUDIENCE Network Presents at 2017 Winter TCA at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for DIRECTV)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Recording artist/Beyond Type 1 co-founder Nick Jonas (L) and Beyond Type 1 co-founder Sarah Lucas attend the 6th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organizationat Montage Hotel on January 7, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Nick Jonas attends Billboard Women In Music 2016 on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 05: Actor Nick Jonas of AT&T's Original Series 'Kingdom' attends AT&T AUDIENCE 2017 Winter TCA Presentation at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for DIRECTV)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Shania Twain and Nick Jonas attend the Billboard Women in Music 2016 event on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Billboard Magazine)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Singer Nick Jonas attends the GQ Men of the Year party at Chateau Marmont on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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