This isn’t good.. Richie Sambora has dropped out of the current leg of Bon Jovi’s tour because of “personal issues.”
Rumors have been swirling that substance abuse might be to blame (Sambora’s spent time in rehab in 2007 & 2011 for alcohol and prescription drug abuse), but sources directly connected to Bon Jovi tell TMZ that “it’s all about a war that’s exploded between Jon and Richie”.
At the center of the controversy are two issues – One, that Jon constantly belittles Richie. And two, that they’re fighting over money.
No telling how this will affect the rest of the tour, but a statement on the band’s website assures visitors that all shows will go on as scheduled.