Secret Bon Jovi Intervention: Bandmates Urged Richie Sambora To Enter Rehab...

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Since: Jan 09

Montreal, Canada

#1 Aug 28, 2013
Secret Bon Jovi Intervention: Bandmates Urged Richie Sambora To Enter Rehab, Kicked Him Out Of Band When He Refused

From Radar Online:

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/08/ric...
Tam

UK

#2 Aug 28, 2013
Radar online is just another gossip website

There's no way of knowing if this story is true or not

You cannot believe anything from the internet
lisa

Brockton, MA

#3 Aug 28, 2013
This has been discussed before as the reason Richie is not on tour. The problem with the story is that if Jon gave Richie that ultimatum, and as the 'evil dictator' he expects people to fall in line and do his bidding, wouldn't he have had a replacement guitarist ready to go for Calgary? If he expected that during the break Richie would either skip Hawaii altogether or go to rehab as soon as he got back, wouldn't Phil or someone else have been there ready to go onstage?

Maybe what Jon originally proposed was a sober coach on the road and Richie found out that person was in Calgary, so he didn't go?
Nicky

Providence, RI

#4 Aug 28, 2013
lisa wrote:
This has been discussed before as the reason Richie is not on tour. The problem with the story is that if Jon gave Richie that ultimatum, and as the 'evil dictator' he expects people to fall in line and do his bidding, wouldn't he have had a replacement guitarist ready to go for Calgary? If he expected that during the break Richie would either skip Hawaii altogether or go to rehab as soon as he got back, wouldn't Phil or someone else have been there ready to go onstage?
Maybe what Jon originally proposed was a sober coach on the road and Richie found out that person was in Calgary, so he didn't go?
My best guess would be that Richies substance issues are what prevented him from getting on the plane to Calgary and that is what prompted the rehab ultimatum if he wanted to get back at any point on the tour.
ksluvbj

Toronto, Canada

#5 Aug 28, 2013
Nicky wrote:
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My best guess would be that Richies substance issues are what prevented him from getting on the plane to Calgary and that is what prompted the rehab ultimatum if he wanted to get back at any point on the tour.
I agree. He missed his flight to Calgary and that was the final straw. One too many times that RS was irresponsilbe. Missing sound check or rehersal is a different thing.. but missing a SHOW!!

Since: May 13

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#6 Aug 28, 2013
I'm not sure I believe a tabloid but they keep things so quiet so who knows?

The band says nothing officially since that story broke a few days ago & the only thing I've ever read Richie say was he's fine.

The whole band is run in a very strange way.
Tam

UK

#7 Aug 28, 2013
How do you know he missed the flight???
Nobody knows the reason for him not being on tour

Again radar online is a gossip site
You cannot believe anything from these sites

Not being naive but the Internet is full of stories that have no truth to them

Since: Jan 09

New Jersey

#8 Aug 28, 2013
lisa wrote:
This has been discussed before as the reason Richie is not on tour. The problem with the story is that if Jon gave Richie that ultimatum, and as the 'evil dictator' he expects people to fall in line and do his bidding, wouldn't he have had a replacement guitarist ready to go for Calgary? If he expected that during the break Richie would either skip Hawaii altogether or go to rehab as soon as he got back, wouldn't Phil or someone else have been there ready to go onstage?
Maybe what Jon originally proposed was a sober coach on the road and Richie found out that person was in Calgary, so he didn't go?
They were dealing with it until he was a no show.
Tam

UK

#9 Aug 28, 2013
If only someone would release an official statement
Until then nobody knows
Lyric

Berkeley Springs, WV

#10 Aug 28, 2013
Does anyone else find it odd that RadarOnline, who is normally so pro-Richie, has suddenly flip-flopped? Interesting.
yoda

London, UK

#11 Aug 28, 2013
Bollocks. That is all.
lisa

Brockton, MA

#12 Aug 28, 2013
I'll say this, if he's really drinking again he's either found a very low calorie beverage of choice or he's sticking to a really good workout routine to burn it off. We all remember what he looked like at his fat/bloated worst, and that visual isn't back.....at least not yet.
ily

Italy

#13 Aug 28, 2013
I really hope someone will say something official. At this point we have THE RIGHT to know!

Since: Mar 08

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#14 Aug 28, 2013
BonJersey wrote:
<quoted text>They were dealing with it until he was a no show.
Exactly.

You know no one is going to believe it but all I can say is finally on this one.

“When is sadness a secret?”

Since: Jun 13

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#15 Aug 28, 2013
Lyric wrote:
Does anyone else find it odd that RadarOnline, who is normally so pro-Richie, has suddenly flip-flopped? Interesting.
I had thought the same thing. Everything up until this article (I suspected because of the Borg connection) has been pro Richie. It does make me wonder since their last article was about him being out of the tour and picked up by media across the board that MAYBE JBJ mgmt (attorneys) did say this and they are now backpeddling in a way.

Since: Mar 08

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#16 Aug 28, 2013
Another article. Well its a blog from someone on the inside. This is by far the most sincere thing I've seen this whole thing broke.

http://musicbizadvice.com/advice/features/30-...
Tam

UK

#17 Aug 28, 2013
Nobody knows the real reason why he is not touring
Yet another boring story
All these theories have no truth

Yoda said it better bollocks that is all
Nicky

Providence, RI

#18 Aug 28, 2013
This person has nothing to gain from this situation as far as I can see:

http://musicbizadvice.com/advice/features/30-...

Since: Mar 08

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#19 Aug 28, 2013
Tam wrote:
Nobody knows the real reason why he is not touring
Yet another boring story
All these theories have no truth
Yoda said it better bollocks that is all
People do. That's just it. No one will ever prove anything to anyone on a message board and I understand that. But it's time people stop attacking each other and realize someones well being is at stake here.
Lyric

Berkeley Springs, WV

#20 Aug 28, 2013
Bounce wrote:
Another article. Well its a blog from someone on the inside. This is by far the most sincere thing I've seen this whole thing broke.
http://musicbizadvice.com/advice/features/30-...
Every Bon Jovi fan (especially Richie fans who continue to think he is okay) should read this. I hope and pray he gets help soon ~ and gets away from that ones that are literally killing him.

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