Jon Gosselin appeared on Dr. Oz on Monday to announce his newest project— a “tell-all” hip hop album!
The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star— who has been DJing the dive bars of America for years— told the Doc that his upcoming album will tell his life story through hip hop lyrics. The album, which Jon has been working on with the International DJ Casper, will be called “EI8HT.” (And, yes, pun absolutely intended…)
“We’ve been working on this for about five years,” Jon said. “It’s like a hip hop, R&B mix [version of my life story].”
Jon told Dr. Oz that, for years, fans have begged him to write a tell-all book about his life with ex Kate Gosselin, his eight kids and his TLC reality show. However, Jon says he’s not much for readin’ and writin’ and would rather rap about his drama (as you do…)
“Everyone wanted me to write a book, and I was like, ‘OK, I’ll write a book.’ But I’m not like a book person. I’ve been DJing for so long, I was like, ‘What if I lyricized a book, put it in lyric?'” Jon said.
Last month, Jon revealed that he has wanted to release an album for awhile but never had the time to commit to it.
“Launching a new music project with The International DJ Casper,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’ve wanted to do music for as long as I can remember but the level of commitment didn’t seem right before now. I am excited to announce Music Project EI8HT coming soon, end of 2021 or early 2022.”
During his appearance on Dr. Oz’s show, Jon also addressed his breakup with long-term girlfriend Colleen Conrad— and the rumors that he split with Colleen because she got breast cancer.
As fans know, Jon and Colleen dated for seven years before splitting this summer. In August, Colleen announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, writing on Instagram, “You find out who’s really there for you when you need them to be there the most.”
Just days later, she announced her split from Jon, causing fans to accuse Jon of dumping Colleen due to her diagnosis.
Jon told Dr. Oz that Colleen’s diagnosis had nothing to do with their breakup.
“I’ll always love Colleen, and we’re friends. It wasn’t because of cancer,” Jon said of the split. “We had trouble in the relationship for a long time, and I didn’t really want any stress [for her] during her treatment. So we thought it was best that we just stop our relationship and work on our friendship.”
Colleen had been very close to Jon’s children, Hannah and Collin, both of whom live with Jon. (Kate and Jon’s other six kids don’t have a relationship with Jon. The couple’s oldest kids— 21-year-old twins Mady and Cara—are away at college, while the rest of the sextuplets— Alexis, Leah, Aaden and Joel— live with Kate.)
Last month, Colleen assured a fan on Instagram that she will still be there for Collin, even though she is no longer with Jon.
“Collin knows how much I love him and will always be there for him despite Jon and I no longer being together. He is doing very well,” she wrote.
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(Photos: TLC; Instagram)
Jon was emasculated daily by kate and when he had enough he left—she then alienated his kids from him when he did nothing wrong-he had many missteps in life as we all do but always was in the courts fight to see his kids—the damage that woman caused her kids is horrible and I hope I live long enough to see karma find her!!! do some research–see is evil and he never stood a chance! she managed to manipulate most of the kids and has them convinced he was the bad one-I pray they learn the truth before it is too late!!!
sorry a few grammar errors in my post
John and Kate are the last people that should have had a child, let alone 8. It’s like their purposely trying to do a shitty job.
So this is the guy who just want to be left alone and not have his or his childrens faces in the media?
He should just focus on parenting his two children that live with him.
I used to feel back about how much Kate screamed and belittle him, but this is a man that without someone telling him to stop, doesn’t know when.
Great, now there’s a male Debz OG. It’s tough to ‘ol Debz in the cringe department, but like Debz he’ll probably wind up losing money on this venture that will only be viewed on YouTube so people can laugh at his sorry ass.
He should stick with DJing at Sizzler with Luis.
Jon’s middle aged a$$ writing a hip hop album about his life will REALLY make his other 6 kids want to speak to him. LOL. This guy can never stop milking those 15 min of fame. Lord Jesus
He’s never been very bright.
It’s like this dude goes through a midlife crisis every decade of his life.