Richie Sambora to miss a bit of Bon Jovi: Because We Can Tour

Richie Sambora, the lead guitarist of legendary band Bon Jovi, will miss “this leg” of the Because We Can Tour. Bon Jovi released a vague statement on their official website in regards to Richie’s temporary leave, citing “personal issues” as his reason.

Matt Bongiovi — Jon Bon Jovi’s younger brother — released a series of tweets confirming that Richie DID NOT quit the band. Thank god!

Here is the official press release from Bon Jovi’s official website:

Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg

Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg.  All shows will go on as scheduled.

Judging by these tweets that I have listed below, I don’t believe Richie fell off the wagon. If Matt is saying Richie is “OK”; then, I don’t think Richie is back in rehab. Actually, I strongly believe Richie is caring for his ailing mother.

And Matt has also confirmed that Richie & Jon HAVE NOT fallen out. (They are NOT fighting over money).

https://twitter.com/MatthewBongiovi/status/319470614253555715

https://twitter.com/MatthewBongiovi/status/319471505614438400

https://twitter.com/MatthewBongiovi/status/319550359049756672

https://twitter.com/MatthewBongiovi/status/319551129157509121

Just remember: Please do not believe anything that you read on TMZ! They’re a terrible source. We will get answers when Bon Jovi releases an official statement on their website.

More than likely, Richie will be back in time for the African and European tours. I betcha anything.

Although he already missed last night’s show in Calgary, Canada, I strongly believe he’ll be back by the end of the month.

Here are the shows that Richie will likely miss:

April 2, 2013 Calgary Canada Scotiabank Saddledome
April 3, 2013 Edmonton Rexall Place
April 5, 2013 Winnipeg MTS Centre
April 7, 2013 Saint Paul United States Xcel Energy Center
April 8, 2013 Omaha CenturyLink Center Arena
April 10, 2013 Austin Frank Erwin Center
April 11, 2013 Dallas American Airlines Center
April 13, 2013 Kansas City Sprint Center
April 14, 2013 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
April 16, 2013 Denver Pepsi Center
April 17, 2013 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
April 19, 2013 Los Angeles Staples Center
April 20, 2013 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
April 23, 2013 Glendale Jobing.com Arena
April 25, 2013 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose

UPDATE!: RICHIE WILL MISS SOUTH AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN LEGS!

Richie Sambora to miss a bit of Bon Jovi: Because We Can Tour

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