Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Richie Sambora Pulls Out Of Bon Jovi Tour

For about the next month, or as long as a 30 day stint in rehab would be, Richie Sambora has pulled out of the remaining dates of the Bon Jovi tour. In a statement on the band's website they say that Richie is not playing because of "personal issues." I suppose he could be just wanting to spend some time with his family, but the more likely explanation is that Richie, who has had issues with substance abuse in the past is probably seeking treatment for those issues. he did not join the band for their tour stop in Edmonton last night.

28 comments:

MBK said...
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IDoTheRobot said...

I hope he can overcome his issues. Jon is just so sexy. They put on a great show, too.

Lola said...

Hopefully this time he'll stay the full 30 days.

HyattMom said...

They were in Calgary, not Edmonton, last night. They made an announcement right before the show that because Sambora bailed they were donating $100,000 to the homeless shelters in the city.

Sugar said...

Leave the word "tour" off that sentence and its perfect.

it took forever said...

Didnt Courtny Cox blame him for starting her on coke? Richie must be in a really bad state now

LottaColada said...

@Sugar.... Bwahahaha!

auntliddy said...

Wiw that stinks fir band and for sambora. Get healed.

CanadianMiss said...

Tonight is Edmonton. Local radio station announced it this morning.

hothotheat said...

FYI, I was watching TMZ one night and Mark Cuban (owner of Dallas Mavericks) was filling for Harvey Levin. He told a story about hiring Bon jovi for his anniversary or wife's birthday (can't remember). Anyway, he said Richie wasn't there and it saved him "$200,00".

Just sayin'.

Good luck to Richie. Addiction is hard to beat especially when you still have the funds to continue.

Izzie said...

@Robot - my other comment seems to have disappeared so I'll just stick it in here randomly - baby Bot is absolutely adorable! Congrats again!

GossipMonster said...

@Sugar - I don't usually laugh out loud when I am alone. You just slayed me. Took me a second to figure out it was the headline you were discussing.

rexruther said...

He's such an integral part of the band. If I were a Dan, I'd want to wait until he could perform with them.

I hope he conquers his demons. It's a lifelong battle. And anyone who says something else got them hooked on anything is full of it. Unless you were forced at gunpoint (Jeremy or the other London, looking at you), they're not taking responsibility for their choices.

rexruther said...

Robot, she is the precious :)

Check our the Cdan OT site. We have a thread about babies & kids.

Everybody check it out if you want: CDaN All Things OT

It's been a blast so far!

rexruther said...
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rexruther said...

Argh! I wil learn the clicky here but it's not clicking for me....

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rexruther said...

Today's not my finest showing. If I were a FAN, not Dan. Geez.

JoElla said...

Thank you for posting the link!

come on Richie, get it together and get healthy!

jennifer hansen said...

as much as i love bon jovi he always ends up in rehab when they tour, maybe it's time he realize this and i hate to say it because i love richie but maybe he needs to quit the band for his health.

Sis said...

I love Bon Jovi and I hope for Richie's sake he gets it together this time.

I believe it was Ally Sheedy who said he got her hooked on drugs, and I know personal choice and all that, but really a young girl and a Rock God, I am not sure too many impressionable young girls would say no....

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Sweetiebird said...

My uncle was big on the NJ band scene. When he died last year (very young, brain tumor), my other uncle chatted with some guy high up in the Bon Jovi machine (a behind-the-scenes-guy). I recognized the name, but he's not really famous-famous.

Anyway, FWIW, my uncle said that the Bon Jovi guy told him that Jon is the biggest diva pain in the ass and everyone around him (including bandmates) can't stand him. So this is third hand, so whatever--but it's gossip and this is a gossip Web site...!

Sweetiebird said...

Uh, I should mention that my uncle spoke to the Bon Jovi guy at my other uncle's funeral...forgot to mention that!

TracySwingKid said...

TMZ is reporting that RS left because JBJ was being a super-bitch.

Anna Nonymous said...

Get well soon Richie

Cee Kay said...

Yeah, they're playing Edmonton tonight. What about our homeless shelters? L

Me said...

i feel for ava sambora. can her parents keep their shit together for year???

B626 said...

MANY MANY talented guitarists out there that can sing back up to Jon.
Richie, watch your shit!