Donell Jones Talks His Addiction &Why His Brother’s In Prison For Decades

Posted On : July 17, 2016

Remember when Donell Jones had us rockin’ to his 90’s jam, “Where I Wanna Be,” and his remake of Stevie Wonder’s “Knocks Me Off My Feet”? Well that was during some great times if his life, but what we didn’t know was that while he was experiencing those great times, he also had some heartbreaks and struggles- he has a brother who, by then, was well into serving his multi-decades long prison sentence and Donell ultimately started battling addictions. He explains below…


donell jones In that same interview, Donell discussed his brother's lengthy prison sentence:

I got a brother in jail right now because of it [the streets]. He's been there for 27 years and he went to jail for murder. That was a hell of a wake up call. I'm not going to say he took the person's life because that I don't know. But at the same time it could've been me or I could've been with him. So what if it was me and I'm in there, and I didn't get a chance to experience all the things I'm experiencing now? That would've just been a waste.
Donell's wake up call reminds me of this Groucho Marx quote: "Learn from the mistakes of others, for you can never live long enough to make them yourself. We're glad Donell Jones took heed to that philosophy.

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