Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi Checking Into Rehab
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:50:20
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Cue the Amy Winehouse song: "They tried to make me go to rehab..." Okay, maybe that's not funny but every time we see or hear the word "rehab," that song starts playing in our warped brains! RadarOnline.com reported that Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora will be checking into rehab and the band's representative issued a statement confirming that Sambora would be leaving the band's current tour for a moment and entering rehab. His status in the band has not and will not change as a result of his decision.
Sambora is checking into an as-yet undisclosed facility to treat exhaustion and his lack of sobriety.
The guitarist checked into rehab in 2007, after his marriage to Heather Locklear fell apart and he split from girlfriend, the original Charlie Sheen goddess known as Denise Richards. The guitarist's father died of lung cancer around that time, so shit sucked for Sambora and he sought help.
"Richie recently has been drinking too much, and wants to get his life together," a source told RadarOnline.com exclusively. The same source said his Jovi bandmates are supportive of Sambora, 52, and his decision.
"Richie has had a busy year," a close friend of the musician told Radar. "I think this was a culmination of all the things that overloaded his life and finally he realized he needed to take care of himself."
Bon Jovi have a slew of tour dates coming up in American and overseas. No word on how his absences from the tour will be handled and who will fill in.
Best of luck to Richie Sambora in dealing with his personal issues.
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