Report: Bon Jovi's Wife Wanted Rickie Sambora Off Tour
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The New York Post is reporting that it's Jon Bon Jovi's wife Dorothea that's behind Richie Sambora's absence from Bon Jovi's current tour. Although speculation has pointed the finger at either Sambora's sobriety issues and/or bad blood between the guitarist and the frontman, the latest insider report is portraying Dorothea as a "Yoko Ono-like" presence. The source says that Dorothea has been pushing for the band's current tour to be drug and booze free: "Jon (Bon Jovi) has been trying to get rid of him. He drinks constantly and has a stream of Hollywood bimbos around all the time. . . (Sambora) told me that he didn't believe in rehab. He really is a hard partier, and so are the women he hangs out with."
Richie Sambora recently told us that he never overlooks the fact that Bon Jovi remains in the rarefied space of universal superstars: "When I'm getting ready to walk on stage, I just go, 'Man, I can't believe this is my job.' It's a great feeling. You walk out there and you go, 'There's only a handful of guys in the world who get to do that.' Let's face it. How many bands are selling out stadiums these days? Not that many. We're very very lucky and proud and happy that we get to do this for a living for sure. We know that there's only a few people on the planet that get to this right now, so."
Bon Jovi performs tonight (April 8th) in Omaha, Nebraska at CenturyLink Center Omaha.
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