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Jon Bon Jovi talks about Richie Sambora's departure from the tour 20 April 2013
The Examiner article

Source: The Examiner

Jon Bon Jovi has opened up for the first time about Richie Sambora's decision to leave the "Because We Can " tour for the first time according to Monday, April 8 reports from the Bon Jovi official web page.

“Don’t believe what you read on TMZ because it’s the furthest thing from the truth.

“I think Richie’s doing all right, (but) I haven’t spoken to him,” lead singer Jon Bon Jovi says (Phil X has replaced Sambora for the rest of the tour). “We were surprised. It was 3:30 on show day on Tuesday and we got a phone call that he wouldn’t be there. It’s a personal matter."

As previously reported, Richie Sambora pulled out of the "Because We Can" tour Bon Jovi "Because We Can" tour circuit until further notice citing "personal reasons." The Official Bon Jovi website announced Sambora's departure on Tuesday, April 2 posting;

“Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg. All shows will go on as scheduled.”


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