Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora leaves current world tour

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wizardofosrin

Miami, FL

#1 Apr 3, 2013
Rehab or family illness?

http://exm.nr/Z8lOpd

Since: Oct 12

Modesto, CA

#2 Apr 3, 2013
I agree with the curt like statement. The Bon Jovi camp doesn't seem pleased.
natyb

Toulouse, France

#3 Apr 3, 2013
have you read Matt latest messageon twitter ? Yes ideed,the BJ camp does not seem pleased at all ... I can feel some animosity in Matt's words ...
ksluvbj

Toronto, Canada

#4 Apr 3, 2013
natyb wrote:
have you read Matt latest messageon twitter ? Yes ideed,the BJ camp does not seem pleased at all ... I can feel some animosity in Matt's words ...
what does he say.. I don't have access to twitter at work?
natyb

Toulouse, France

#5 Apr 3, 2013
" all I can say is he is ok. There are personal reasons. I'm sure some can look up the meaning of "personal reasons" ...
Charlotte 6

Orlando, FL

#6 Apr 3, 2013
ksluvbj wrote:
<quoted text>
what does he say.. I don't have access to twitter at work?
Matthew Bongiovi&#8207;@MatthewBon giovi35m
Unless it comes direct from us don't listen. People saying according to someone close to the band is SHIT.
Matthew Bongiovi&#8207;@MatthewBon giovi32m
All I can say is he is OK. There are personal reasons. I'm sure some can look up the meaning of "personal" reasons.
Ray

Crofton, MD

#7 Apr 3, 2013
What did he say on Twitter? Nothing there now so he must have deleted it.
Ray

Crofton, MD

#8 Apr 3, 2013
Thanks.

"All I can say is he is OK. There are personal reasons. I'm sure some can look up the meaning of "personal" reasons. Unless it comes direct from us don't listen. People saying according to someone close to the band is SHIT."

Matt Bongiovi Twitter (x)
Rosa

Carlingford, Australia

#9 Apr 3, 2013
Ray wrote:
What did he say on Twitter? Nothing there now so he must have deleted it.
It's still there.
kris

Centereach, NY

#10 Apr 3, 2013
If the word personal was in quotes like that I take that to mean the reasons are personal and I respect that but the rumors are gonna fly anyway and if the band wants to squash it they need to put something out there when richie is ready.
Ray

Crofton, MD

#11 Apr 3, 2013
Yes, it shows up now. Couldn't see it before.:-)
I find it strange that Richie tweeted about videos covering his song at 3:20PM and Jon gets a call around 3:30PM that Richie has to leave... I guess we'll all find out sooner or later.:-( Hope Richie and his family is ok.
kris

Centereach, NY

#12 Apr 3, 2013
Ray wrote:
Yes, it shows up now. Couldn't see it before.:-)
I find it strange that Richie tweeted about videos covering his song at 3:20PM and Jon gets a call around 3:30PM that Richie has to leave... I guess we'll all find out sooner or later.:-( Hope Richie and his family is ok.
I wouldnt read to much into the time frame. they were in a different time zone so who knows if it was our time, their time.....
iloverichie

Bismarck, IL

#13 Apr 3, 2013
There is so much gossip on about him possibly back in rehab again...it seems to me the jovi organization is pissed about the gossip...personal means private so it is no ones business what is going on and that is the message that Matt is stressing...we will know if or when Richie decides to go public. For whatever the reason...he needs positive support not peeps complaining because they don't know the reason or that he is missing shows...he would be there if he could. If Jon acts pissed it may be that he is worried and trying to concentrate on giving the best performance he can even when his mind wanders to what is wrong in Richie's life.
iloverichie

Bismarck, IL

#14 Apr 3, 2013
As for the time frame...there is 10 minutes there that if Richie was in Calgary with the guys then that is enough time for an emergency call and him letting Jon know he has to return home immediately...no strangeness there at all.
Fleur

Ottawa, Canada

#15 Apr 3, 2013
I wonder if PhilX will be called in to replace Ritchie. PhilX remplace RS the last time Ritchie had to leave the tour. I was sorry when I had heard Ritchie wouldn't be part of the concert, but really, PhilX did an excellent job and it was nice to know a Canadian was performing with BJ.
Jonandme

Edmonton, Canada

#16 Apr 3, 2013
Heard that Phil X has been called in to play. Couldnt make it to Calgary's show due to plane mechanical issues.
Louisa

Mound, MN

#17 Apr 3, 2013
wizardofosrin wrote:
Rehab or family illness?
http://exm.nr/Z8lOpd
That sucks. We have tickets for Sunday night's concert in Minneapolis.
Alison

Warwick, RI

#18 Apr 3, 2013
Fleur wrote:
I wonder if PhilX will be called in to replace Ritchie. PhilX remplace RS the last time Ritchie had to leave the tour. I was sorry when I had heard Ritchie wouldn't be part of the concert, but really, PhilX did an excellent job and it was nice to know a Canadian was performing with BJ.
Saw a show with Phil X while Richie was in rehab. There is NO comparison

Since: Jan 09

Montreal, Canada

#19 Apr 3, 2013
Richie recent tweet :

Thank you everyone for your concern. I'm well, but had to stay in LA to take care of a personal matter. Love you all and see you very soon.
kris

Centereach, NY

#20 Apr 3, 2013
?stay in L.A I would have thought he was already in calgary. but either way that still doesnt tell us much

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