Jon Bon Jovi's Tough Love For Sambora

(Rock News Desk) Jon Bon Jovi says he's proud of Richie Sambora for seeking treatment over his alcohol problems but there was never any question of cancelling shows during his absence.

The guitarist checked himself into rehab in April, just a day before Bon Jovi launched the final leg of their two-year world tour. Triumph and session man Phil X stood in until Sambora returned in time for the European series of dates two weeks ago.

"It was great for Richie to go and take care of himself, knowing full well he was not being fired or punished. He needed and wanted to seek help," The frontman tells the Sunday Mail. "We all fully supported and embraced by dear friend and songwriting partner but the show goes on. I'm not beholden to anyone. more on this story

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