Joe Jonas Donates $15K to Friend After Close Call

Community rallies behind Sapong's urgent medical fundraiser

by Nouman Rasool
Joe Jonas Donates $15K to Friend After Close Call
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In a heartwarming display of camaraderie and compassion, Joe Jonas extended a helping hand to renowned celebrity photographer and hairstylist, Johnnie Sapong, following the latter's diagnosis with a brain tumor. Jonas generously contributed $15,000 to Sapong's GoFundMe campaign, which was initiated to aid in covering medical expenses and household bills.

Johnnie Sapong, a dedicated professional who has styled celebrities like Dakota Johnson, Awkwafina, and Gwendoline Christie, opened up about his health struggles in June 2023. Describing an alarming "pulsating banging in my head", Sapong soon discovered he had a ruptured pituitary tumor.

Facing a perilous situation, Sapong confided to Mr. Feelgood publication about the gravity of his condition. During this harrowing experience, he drew strength from his family, particularly his wife and son. "I’m looking at my wife and my son, and I can hear them," Sapong recollected of the pivotal moment he resolved to confront the danger head-on.

The subsequent surgery managed to extract the entire tumor mass, leaving Sapong in anticipation of a crucial MRI later this month to determine his recovery's direction.

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In a digital show of support, Joe Jonas, upon seeing Sapong's story on Instagram, commented affectionately, "Love you Johnnie." Notably, this gesture from Jonas arrives amidst personal tribulations.

The celebrated singer, known for his association with the Jonas Brothers, has recently parted ways with his spouse, Sophie Turner. A mere day post filing for divorce in Miami, both Jonas and Turner issued a joint statement on Instagram, emphasizing the mutual nature of their separation and urging respect for their privacy.

During a recent concert, the 34-year-old Jonas candidly engaged with his audience, remarking, "It's been a tough week. I just wanna say, look, if you don't hear it from these lips, don't believe it. Okay?" While his personal life may be in tumult, Jonas' generosity and compassion shine through, illuminating his character.

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