Javier Colon Tells Jay Leno He Couldn’t Pay The Bills Before Winning ‘The Voice’

Robbie Daw | July 8, 2011 7:16 am

Javier Colon has landed his first Top 20 single on the Billboard Hot 100, as “Stitch By Stitch” debuted at #17 on the new chart published yesterday. The smooth Voice winner hit up the Tonight Show to croon the tune, and afterward, he sat down with Jay Leno to discuss his life before winding up on the hit NBC series — particularly, not being able to pay his bills. Watch below. “Usually, the cable bill was the last one to be paid,” Colon admitted after noting that he and his wife would pick and choose which companies to write checks to. “My cell phone bill, I’d get the notice every time, basically, we’re gonna shut you off if you don’t pay it right now. So I would pay it like that last day before they shut me off.”

Here’s hoping that $100,000 he received after winning the show is enough to appease AT&T.

Javier Colon — “Stitch By Stitch” (on the Tonight Show)

Javier Colon interview (on the Tonight Show)