Joe Jonas, Daniel Craig and Others Donated to Hairstylist Johnnie Sapong After 'Near-Death Experience' with Brain Tumor

The creative opened up about his experience with the life-threatening tumor in a new interview published Friday

Joe Jonas shows his love for hairstylist Johnnie Sapong.

In a new interview for a lifestyle and cultural magazine Mr. Feelgoodreleased Friday, Sapong reflected on a “near-death experience” with a brain tumor earlier this year and the resulting acts of kindness from celebrity friends, family and others that left him feeling “overwhelmed.”

On the same day, Jonas reposted a new article on his Instagram Story with a heart-shaped emoticon. Under, under Mr. FeelgoodPosting a new interview on Instagram, the Jonas Brother once again shared their support for Sapong.

“I love you Johnnie ❤️,” he wrote in the comments section of the post.

In the article, Sapong said he was “absolutely devastated” after so many people showed their support — including the Jonas Brothers — with GoFundMe contributions after he had surgery to remove a tumor in June.

Donations on the fundraising page are listed under the names of Daniel Craig and Jonas (who is listed as Joseph Jonas), as well as contributions listed under Milla Jovovich, Samantha Morton and Charlize Theron.

The GoFundMe itself was spearheaded by Sapong’s son, social media influencer Zion, who along with the rest of Sapong’s family has helped raise more than $330,000 in total so far for medical expenses.

Johnnie Sapong poses for a photo in London 2011.

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Sapong was first diagnosed with a brain tumor back in June, when he noticed a “pulsating pounding in my head.” After going to the hospital, he said he discovered he had a tumor on his pituitary gland that had ruptured and had to be removed.

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“The awareness of the seriousness was life or death. And I’m here thinking, ‘I know what my choice is.’ I look at my wife and my son, and I can hear them. Zion practically turned into me and I turned into my dad,” he told Mr. Feelgood of his father, who died a year earlier.

After surgery that “managed to remove all the mass,” Sapong told the newspaper that he now has “another MRI at the end of September and whether it’s OK or not,” adding that the neurosurgeons are “really happy” with where he is at .

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“I learned that the beauty and wonder of life is to live, to be grateful, to give thanks; in terms of having a beautiful, loving, caring wife and having these wonderful boys who I see are also about caring and sharing,” Sapong said in Mr. Feelgood interview. “And then I saw the same thing with my brothers and my mother. The way it affected everyone.”

Sapong regularly shared details of his work with A-listers on his Instagram, including Gwendoline Christie, Taylor Russell and several posts about working with Craig.

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“It’s always a pleasure to work with DC👍🙏 be well and take care🧷🧷🧷 7 international GQ covers from the April issue 🖤❤️💚💛✂️✂️✂️✂️ #007covers @gq @gqusa #danielcraig,” he wrote in the title reel from 2020 which featured various covers with the actor.

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Back in June, Hey! News reported that the creative had to undergo surgery, and donations and comments of support poured in from A-listers.

“@sapongjohnnie sending all healing energy and love love love,” Tracee Ellis Ross wrote on Instagram on June 12, per E. “Please support Johnnie and his family.”

In an interview on Friday, Sapong also explained Mr. Feelgood that his experiences helped him look to the future.

“I think my dad passing away last year and this happening to me almost at the same time next year, it’s all connected,” he said. “I believe that. So this is for me to use now. The baton has been passed. He gave me his shoes. What am I going to do with them? Now I know.”

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