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Richie Sambora to leave Bon Jovi tour


Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora AP – FILE – In this June 18, 2009 file photo, musicians Jon Bon Jovi, right, and musician Richie Sambora from …
Fri Apr 29, 12:41 am ET

NEW YORK – Bon Jovi announced that Richie Sambora will miss dates on its current tour amid reports that the guitarist is heading to rehab.

In a statement released Thursday, the group said its support for Sambora was “absolute” and that he remained a member of the band. But it also said he would miss an undetermined number of concerts and that it looked forward to his “healthy return.”

Neither the band nor its publicist would confirm or deny reports that Sambora planned to enter rehab. He went to rehab a few years ago.